Arsenal-linked Paulo Dybala set for move, Zamparini confirms offers

Stadio Renzo Barbera

The Palermo striker is seemingly going to leave the Sicilian side this summer, with negotiations underway.

Hailed in some corners as a player comparable to Lionel Messi, Palermo forward Paulo Dybala has been lighting up Serie A this term and has reportedly caught the gaze of Arsenal, per the Metro, among others.

The Argentine forward is widely regarded as one of the brightest attacking prospects in world football, with a scramble for his future set to ensue at the end of the current campaign.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has admitted that the Stadio Renzo Barbera club will not be able to hold onto their prized asset at the end of the current campaign and that existing offers were being considered already.

“I’m moving ahead with negotiations,” the outspoken Palermo chief told Corriere dello Sport.

“We’re evaluating a series of offers in a calm manner for the good of the lad’s future, we’ve got plenty of time.

“Dybala’s agent, Pierpaolo Triulzi, is a very good person. I met him in Rome and we discussed things man-to-man.

“Of course, replacing him will not be easy. We’re looking for players from abroad to create a stronger team than the current one.”

Dybala has starred in Serie A this season, scoring 12 league goals for the modest Sicilian outfit in their first season back in the Italian top flight.

The Gunners will face extreme competition for the South American star’s signature, with leading sides from across the continent surely keeping an eye on the 21-year-old’s progress.

The fee that it will take to bring Dybala to the Emirates Stadium would be substantial, with Zamparini claiming previously that it would take €40 million for Palermo to part with their star man.

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