Report: Arsenal in transfer meeting for Paulo Dybala, player wants Juventus move

Stadio Renzo Barbera

Arsenal are reportedly set for talks with Palermo over striker Paulo Dybala.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Arsenal are meeting with Palermo owner and chairman Maurizio Zamparini over a summer deal for highly-rated striker Paulo Dybala.

The Gunners have seen Olivier Giroud enjoy a remarkable run of goalscoring form, but could still be in the market for another attacker this summer.

Italian football insider Gianluca Di Marzio believes that Arsene Wenger's men are set to hold talks with Palermo, with striker Dybala unsurprisingly the topic of discussion.

The 21-year-old Argentine has been with Palermo for almost three years now, but it's this season where he has really hit the headlines.

Dybala has 12 goals and seven assists in 27 Serie A games this season, and has become one of the most sought-after forwards in European football.

A nippy, technically-gifted player who also possesses a threat from set pieces, Dybala predominantly works just behind a centre forward where he can find pockets of space to work in.

With Mesut Ozil already at the Emirates Stadium, few would have expected Wenger to target a player like Dybala, but Di Marzio believes that a meeting is in place for Arsenal to discuss a summer deal - despite Dybala preferring to stay in Italy and move to Juventus.

With no talks planned with Juventus, it seems that Arsenal could have stolen a march on the Italian giants in the race for one of the brightest young strikers around.

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