Juventus are front-runners to sign Palermo star Paulo Dybala after Carlos Tevez personally phoned the star in order to persuade him to choose The Old Lady over other European giants.
The 22-year-old has been tracked by several clubs across Europe, but the Serie A champions are desperate to land him as a long-term replacement for Tevez and, thanks to the Argentinian star, a deal between the two is likely to happen now.
Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been monitoring Dybala in recent months, with the Premier League trio all strongly interested in signing him. However, it now looks like they'll have to look elsewhere as Dybala closes in on a move to Juventus.
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Dybala confirmed earlier this year that his preferred option would be to stay in Italy, but he wouldn't be against a move abroad if it was best for his career. Recently, with several suitors interested, it looked likely that a deal would be made.
Palermo want around £30 million for the 22-year-old and it's believed that all clubs interested are prepared to part-ways with the money in order to land the Argentine. According to Argentine paper Noticias Argentinas - as relayed by the Daily Express - it looks like a move to Juventus has already been arranged for Dybala and it now looks like Tevez is doing his best to make sure the deal happens.
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The paper claims that Tevez has reportedly spoken to Dybala on the phone several times in order to try and convince him to join Juve at the end of the season, and with the Palermo man wanting to remain in Serie A, it's now looking likely that other clubs will miss out.
It has also been reported in Italy that Dybala will put pen to paper on a five-year deal at The Old Lady, and it will be announced before the month is out. Palermo officials have always stated that Dybala's future will be arranged and finalised by the end of May.
The Argentinian starlet has netted 13 times this season and could become Juventus' star-striker next season, with Tevez reportedly on his way out. It's suggested that the veteran has a verbal agreement with Juve officials that he can leave the club at the end of the season in order to rejoin his boyhood club.
Tevez wants to see out his career in Argentina in order to spend time with his family, and it looks like he will be ending his fruitful career with Boca Juniors, the place it all began.
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