Arsenal Unsure Whether To Sanction €40m Deal For Man Utd Target
Man Utd have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Paulo Dybala as Arsenal are now unsure whether to sanction a €40m deal for the Palermo hitman.
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 cool their interest in Paulo Dybala…..
Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Paulo Dybala as reports suggest that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is having second thoughts over whether to sanction a €40m deal for the Palermo hitman.
Dybala has emerged as one of the hottest properties in European football after enjoying an excellent season with Palermo where he’s scored 12 goals and provided 8 assists in his 27 appearances so far this campaign.
The 21-year-old’s impressive form has attracted interest from some of the worlds top clubs with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus all believed to be showing a keen interest in the player.
The trio were given a major boost in their pursuit after Palermo confirmed earlier this month that they would sell the Argentinean international at the end of the season after he rejected their offer of a new contract.
President Maurizio Zamparini recently admitted he’s been in direct contact with interested teams in England:
‘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
It looked as though Arsenal were in pole position to sign Dybala as reports earlier this week suggested that they were due to meet with Zamparini this week to hold face-to-face talks over a potential deal.
It’s not known whether those talks have taken place yet but the Evening Standard claim that Arsene Wenger is now unsure whether to sanction a deal at the €40m (£29.4m) that Palermo are demanding for the talented striker.
If the Gunners decide against pushing ahead with a deal at the quoted price, then it will leave Man Utd in the clear to sign Dybala if he opts to leave Italy for a fresh start in the Premier League.
There is still a strong chance that the player may decide to go to Juventus but the Serie A champions are yet to agree terms with Palermo and United have far more financial clout than their Italian counter-parts.
Dybala is certainly going to be one of this summers big transfer stories and it’s going to be interesting to see where he ends up, but as he’s one of the most exciting young strikers in world football I’d love to see him come to England.
Arsenal have loosened the purse strings in recent transfer windows but Wenger isn’t one to pay over the odds for players and if he doesn’t think Dybala is worth the €40m fee, then he’s likely to move onto other targets leaving a move to Old Trafford as a distinct possibility.