Palermo club president Maurizio Zamparini has claimed he is in talks with Arsenal over a potential deal for Paulo Dybala but admits Juventus are the current favourites to sign the striker.
The 21-year-old has become one of Europe's most exciting young players this season, scoring 13 goals in Serie A and attracting the attention from a host of big clubs.
Among them are the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal. Only the Gunners appear to have made an official move from the Premier League but even they are trailing behind Juventus.
Zamparini has been more than willing to speak about negotiations over his most coveted player and has, once again, claimed that Arsenal are in talks.
“Right now, Juve are in pole position,” Zamparini told France Football. “They want to close the deal in a week. But, of course, I want the best possible deal. Dybala is being auctioned.
“The Bianconeri have offered me €35m, but I want €40m or more. I’m also dealing with Arsenal.
“Paris Saint-Germain have requested information from Dybala’s agent, they know the player is on the market.
“PSG are interested just as they are at Arsenal, Manchester City, Juventus, Inter, Roma and Napoli.”
Who to believe?
It is a strange situation for Arsenal fans, who recently heard Arsene Wenger say that he had no interest in signing the young Argentine.
It is more than possible that Zamparini is simply lying to try and attract other Premier League clubs to bid for Dybala. He knows the more clubs that bid the higher the eventual price will be.
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