Paulo Dybala contract talks break down; set to leave Palermo

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Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini is ready to sell striker Paulo Dybala after talks over a new contract for the in-demand striker have hit a brick wall.

Dybala, who has been likened to countryman Sergio Aguero, has been in fine form this season for Palermo in Serie A, in the process attracting reported interest from Liverpool, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.


Zamparini has been insistent on keeping the striker at Palermo, offering the 21-year old the maximum salary Palermo can afford. He has now has admitted that negotiations have completely halted, when talking to Tuttosport.

"We were talking about a contract renewal and I guaranteed the maximum salary for Palermo, one million euro. Then he lost all sense of reality, has completely changed, and I don't talk to him anymore. I was disappointed."


The Palermo president even revealed that Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has been quick to call and assert an interest, but was told he could not afford Dybala.

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"Marotta called him and I hold him I'd love to sell him to Juve because then at least he would remain in Italy. I also said, however, that I do not think he has enough money to have him.


"They do not have the big money, they don't have the oil money of Nasser [PSG president] or Abramovich [Chelsea owner]."

Dybala finds himself in high demand after netting 11 times in 21 games in Serie A while assisting seven goals.

However, Zamparini is adamant that his prized-asset will not be going on the cheap.

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