OM: Longoria buries the Dybala track (and responds to the Chiellini rumor)

Pablo Longoria answered questions from the Italian newspaper Tuttosport on Wednesday. The president of Olympique de Marseille specifically addressed rumors of his club’s interest in Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini, whose future remains to be written far away from Juventus.

Still in the fight for second place in Ligue 1, OM hosted Nantes during the 33rd day of the season this Wednesday. Well anchored on the podium behind PSG, the Marseille club also dreams of winning a continental title and will soon play in the Conference League semi-final against Feyenoord Rotterdam.

A return to the front fueling high hopes for the summer transfer window for OM. So much so that Pablo Longoria had to answer questions from the Italian press about the possible recruitment of Paulo Dybala and Giorgio Chiellini.

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Longoria buried the Dybala track

Free next June, Paulo Dybala will leave Juventus after seven seasons with Bianconeri. Tracked by several teams in Europe such as Barca, Tottenham or Inter Milan, the Argentine striker has also been linked with OM in recent weeks. But Pablo Longoria has clearly cooled the enthusiasm of Marseille supporters.

“I arrived at Juventus a few weeks after Paulo … Projects are built on logic, not dreams, launched Marseille president in an interview with Tuttosport. And our strength is the balance of logic and the salaries of our players. Paulo Dybala a He’s a great player but we can’t afford him.”

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Longoria: “Who wouldn’t be comfortable with a Chiellini?”

Pablo Longoria, the former head of recruitment for Juventus between August 2015 and February 2018, also crossed paths with Giorgio Chiellini. Soon turning 38, he will celebrate in August, playing less and less with central defender Piedmontese club and satisfied with 20 appearances this season. Lack of playing time which could prompt him to look for a new challenge during the transfer window next summer. Again, Pablo Longoria does not believe in the arrival of the Transalpine veteran in Marseille, when he still has a year of contract with the Old Lady.

“Giorgio is a friend, continued OM president. There are fewer and fewer leaders in football: who wouldn’t be comfortable with Chiellini? But at Juve, I would especially buy the club’s values, which are invaluable.”

Jean-Guy Lebreton The Indian Paper Journalist

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