News about where Paulo Dybala will be next season in the hottest transfer gossip right now.
A gaggle of of Europe's elite are pursuing Dybala, but it appears that Arsenal may have won the race to sign the exciting 21-year-old.
Last week, Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini said that he had received an offer for Dybala, but that nothing was set in stone. At the time, Juventus were reported to be in pole position for the striker.
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Now, however, it appears Dybala is holding out for a move to the Emirates Stadium. And what a signing the Argentina could be for Arsenal, should he be able to replicate, or even improve upon, his current form.
Dybala has scored 12 goals in 27 Serie A games for Palermo this season, an impressive record for a side sat in mid-table. It is little surprise that he is now one of the sought after players in Italy, with Manchester United having also been linked.
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Dybala's current deal runs out next summer and it would seem that Palermo are prepared to cash in on their star player rather than lose him for nothing in a year's time. It is a sensible approach, given that the forward has been valued at a reported £30m.
Palermo will be getting a substantial amount of money that they can re-invest in new players in an attempt to push for European football next season.
There is no doubt that Dybala will be missed at Palermo, but after losing Javier Pastore for £35m to PSG in 2011, fans will be used to losing their star players to clubs in a better financial position.
Palermo will no doubt prefer if Dybala moves abroad, just as Pastore did, and further strengthening a side such as Juventus would be something the club's owners would rather avoid at all costs.
Therefore, a move to Arsenal seems to be the right option for all three parties; Arsenal, Palermo and Dybala.
In Arsene Wenger, the Gunners have a coach famed for his ability to nurture and improve young talent and, should he be able to acquire Dybala, Arsenal could be counted as real contenders for top silverware next season
Can you see Dybala in the famous red and white of Arsenal? How do you think he'll fit in with the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez?
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