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Paulo Dybala to be sold in April, confirms Palermo president

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Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has confirmed that the club will be selling star striker Paulo Dybala this summer and hopes to have a deal in place by the end of April.

The Argentine has been superb for the Serie A side this season and has caught the eye of several suitors across Europe, including bigger teams in Italy and also outfits in the Premier League.

According to Zamparini, Juventus and AS Roma are heavily interested in signing the striker, whilst Arsenal and Manchester United are keen from England.

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Asking Price

The 21-year-old has netted 13 goals in Serie A this season and has been a standout consistent performer for Palermo. Now, after months of speculation surrounding his future, it's now been confirmed by the club that he will be on the move come the end of the season.

With Palermo now looking to sell, the club will be asking for £29 million in return for the striker and it's believed the interested parties will agree to meet that asking price due to Dybala's young age and potential.

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Speaking in a recent interview, Zamparini confirmed that the club will be selling and admitted that they will sell to the highest bidder, whether that be to a rival in Italy or someone abroad.

Selling Up

‘We will sell Dybala by the end of April," Zamparini told Italian publication Tuttosport.

"In Italy, Juventus and Roma are the teams most interested in the lad and he would certainly help them.

"But foreign clubs are also in the mix."

Agent Talks

As well as listening to offers and selling in the next couple of weeks, Zamparini also confirmed that they have allowed Dybala's agent to fly to England and France to hold talks with several clubs about a possible deal.

It's believed he will be talking to Arsenal, United and possibly Paris Saint-Germain from Ligue 1. Pierpaolo Triulzi, Dybala's agent, is expected to go over to England and France in the near future to discuss deals and offers with different clubs after Palermo gave him the green light to do so.

"Triulzi has the green light from me and is going to Paris and London to listen to offers, then we’ll evaluate them together," he said.

"We will also meet with [Juventus general manager] Giuseppe Marotta again. Perhaps he will want to raise his offer."

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