Arsenal In Pole Position To Land Striker, £30m Bid Made, President Confirms Talks
Arsenal are in pole position to land Paulo Dybala ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United as Palermo confirm they are holding talks with interested clubs
The January transfer window is now closed but that won’t stop the newspapers from speculating ahead of the summer so we’ll bring you all the news and gossip. Today, Arsenal are ahead of Chelsea and Man Utd in the race for Paulo Dybala….
Arsenal are in pole position to land Paulo Dybala ahead of Chelsea and Manchester United as Palermo confirm they are holding talks with interested clubs, according to reports.
Dybala is one of the hottest properties in European football after enjoying an excellent season with Palermo, with the youngster scoring his 12th goal in 23 appearances during last weekends 2-1 defeat to Lazio.
The Argentinean striker has been attracting interest from a whole host of top clubs with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all understood to be keen on bringing him to the Premier League this summer.
However, the Metro are reporting that the Gunners are in pole position to land the 21-year-old with Arsene Wenger supposedly tabling a £30m bid after making the youngster one of his key summer transfer targets.
It remains to be seen how much truth there is in the newspapers claim, but Dybala looks certain to leave Palermo at the end of the season and president Maurizio Zamparini has confirmed that he’s already in talks with teams in England over a potential deal.
‘I’m speaking directly to the presidents of the teams interested in England,’
‘There is a lot of interest, the player is very good and we’ll try to find an agreement.’ Zamparini is quoted as saying by the Metro
Dybala will enter the final year of his current contract at the end of the season and has already rejected Palermo’s offer of an extension, so unless things change over the coming weeks, it looks like he’ll be moving on this summer.
If the Metro’s report is accurate and Arsenal have already made a £30m offer, then you’d expect that should be enough to persuade Palermo to cash-in, given the players contract situation.
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However, I’m still dubious over whether Wenger would spend that sort of money on a young forward who’s only really just began to prove himself at the highest level. Another striker may be needed this summer but I’d expect us to go for a more established name rather than a kid with potential.
I’d be gladly proven wrong as Dybala is a huge talent who has a big future ahead of him, but I’d still be surprised if we end up bringing him to the Emirates this summer.