Report: Owner in London for possible talks with United and Arsenal over Argentine sensation

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Paulo Dybala’s future reportedly hangs in the balance after a breakdown in relations with Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini.

Maurizio Zamparini has traveled to London for potential negotiations regarding Paulo Dybala, according to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Argentine is one of the revelations of the season and has eyes from all over Europe on him with 11 goals and six assists to his name in 21 Serie A appearances.

Palermo currently find themselves in the top half of the table largely due to the 21-year-old’s exploits after winning promotion from Serie B just last season.

Like with all other sensations, Dybala of course hasn’t gone unnoticed. It’s a situation that Zamparini dealt with before when Javier Pastore and Edinson Cavani plied their trade at the Renzo Barbera.

And so Zamparini moved to renew his young star’s contract, hoping to retain his services for a while longer and secure maximum value for a sale down the line.

Di Marzio reported in late January that an extension on Dybala’s current terms – expiring in 2016 – was being discussed closely by the relevant parties.

However, Dybala has since backed out of the deal, with Zamparini raging to Radio Kiss Kiss that the youngster has been misadvised by agents, who told him not to renew with Palermo.

The situation has brought about an interesting twist in the tale. Zamparini is now at a crossroads at which he must decide to whom to sell the youngster this summer.

Dybala remained tight-lipped and complimentary in response to the Rosanero president in an interview with Guerin Sportivo, thanking Zamparini and saying that he believes his value has been overinflated.

According to Di Marzio, the Argentine is currently under the watchful eye of agent Pierpaolo Triulzi in Sicily, his representative attempting to keep the forward focused despite distractions.

The Sky Sport Italia transfer expert has also maintained that Zamparini has jetted off to London to potentially decide what will become of Dybala.

The 73-year-old old patron reportedly could meet with Arsenal, Chelsea or Manchester United while in the English capital to discuss the Argentine striker.

Last weekend The Daily Mail reported that United scouts were present to watch Dybala in action against Inter at San Siro.

The Mirror linked Arsenal with the Palermo star last month, and Zamparini told Tuttosport earlier this week that Chelsea are interested in him.

In the same interview Zamparini said that it is a near certainty he will sell Dybala in the summer, and as such the race for his signature seems well and truly on.

The former Venezia owner will be inclined to accept the highest offer he receives, and so Dybala’s destination may well hinge on just how much Arsenal, Chelsea and United are willing to spend for his services.

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