According to eminent Italian journalist Tancredi Palermi (who has cited Corriere dello Sport), Arsenal are set to hold talks with Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini for a possible summer transfer for striker Paulo Dybala.
Arsenal will meet in London the Palermo’s president Zamparini for Dybala, according to tomorrow Corriere dello Sport
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) February 16, 2015
Zamparini had earlier announced that he will be selling the highly sought after youngster to the highest bidder in the coming summer transfer window.
The 21 year old is one of the hottest young prospects in European football and has been linked with Premier League giants Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. It is believed that Paris St Germain and Juventus are also interested to sign the high flying Argentine.
However Gianluca Di Marzio have quoted Zamparini saying that Dybala’s transfer price is out of reach for all Italian clubs.
In an interview with radio Kiss Kiss, the outspoken president said, “Although he’s very young, Dybala is amongst the best players in the world, just like Vazquez who is a great trequartista. I won’t talk about Dybala’s contract, I hired an agency for this matter since it’s no longer about the player but rather the South American agents involved”
Dybala who joined Palermo in 2012 from home club Instituto have been in stunning form this season. The youngster who has a reported £25m price tag has scored 11 goals and grabbing 7 assists in 22 appearances this season. Palermo have always been a selling club and it is well known that they will part with Dybala in the summer. The Italian club have a history of selling he biggest of names, some of them being Lua Toni, Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore.
English outlet Metro have quoted Dybala’s transfer price at £29.5m.