Arsenal target Paulo Dybala: "I'm not worth €42m!"

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Palermo forward Paulo Dybala says he isn't worth €42m amid speculation of a move to Arsenal.

With the January transfer window just a matter of weeks away, the hottest properties around Europe are naturally being linked with moves to the Premier League.

Arsenal should be in the market for defensive reinforcements, but reports continue to link them with a move to sign one of Serie A's most promising players.

Palermo forward Paulo Dybala earned comparisons to Sergio Aguero during his time in his native Argentina with Instituto, before earning a 2012 move to Italy.

This season, Dybala has racked up five goals and two assists in just 12 games, leading to reported interest from Arsenal and Southampton, with Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini even suggesting that he could be worth more than Javier Pastore and Edinson Cavani - two players that Palermo sold on in recent years.

However, Dybala, who has been linked with a whopping £31m switch to the Emirates Stadium, says that he isn't worth that amount of money - despite Zamparini's comments.

"There are not many players who are worth €42m and I today I am certainly not one of them," Dybala said. "The President really likes me and we all know when you put a microphone in front of him, he likes to talk! If things go well, as they are at the moment, then he’s even more talkative."

"He keeps telling me to sign the contract! It expires in 2016 and I have no problems staying. However, we need both of us to be happy with that situation," he added.

Arsenal aren't in desperate need for a striker, but Dybala's impressive displays in Serie A mean that the Gunners may well be monitoring his progress - but he will cost a pretty penny if they want to sign him.

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