Inter Milan will lodge a bid for Arsenal target Paulo Dybala this summer, it has been confirmed.
The Palermo ace has been in inspired form this season and has managed 13 goals in 31 Serie A appearances so far.
The likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Juventus and Arsenal have all been linked with a move for the Argentinian-born ace, and Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has confirmed that a deal would be completed sooner rather than later.
However it seems as though there could be another team in the race for his services; Roberto Mancini's Inter Milan.
The Nerazzurri's sporting director Javier Zanetti has confirmed that they will try and land Dybala in the summer window, but conceded that it will be difficult to get him on board given the calibre of clubs showing an interest in him.
"Good players always fit in at good teams. If we have even the slightest chance to sign him, we will go for it," the former defender said. "But we have to be realistic. We must respect the FFP rules.
"I am not surprised by his superb performances. I saw him play in Argentina before and his ability already stood out then. He has been performing very consistently this season and he has a bright future ahead of him."
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has previously denied Zamparini's claim that he has received an offer from the Gunners for Dybala. The Palermo chief is adamant that he'll only sell for a figure in the region of €40 million - something Wenger has laughed off.
"Ask him [Zamparini] to show you the offer," Wenger told reporters earlier this month. "[We are] not at all [interested]."
Dybala has previously revealed that he would prefer to stay in Italy, with Juventus his most likely destination. However Zamparini has accused the Turin-based club of not offering enough and is encouraging offers from elsewhere.
The nonsense surrounding Dybala has gone on long enough - he's nowhere near worth €40 million and Arsenal are wise to have nothing to do with Zamparini at that price.
Of course when Zamparini is involved then there is always going to be a fair amount of bluster in order to drive up the price. If Arsenal could get him for closer to £25 million then it would be a deal worth doing.