Paulo Dybala confirms Juventus move

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Palermo striker Paulo Dybala has confirmed that he will be joining Juventus next season after the Serie A champions 'made a real effort to sign him' in recent weeks.

The Argentinian has been heavily expected to leave his current club at the end of the season, but he was strongly linked with a move to England and the Premier League.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal were all keeping track on the striker and were all keen on launching formal offers over the summer.

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However, they've all been dealt a transfer blow after Dybala has confirmed that he will be staying in Italy and moving to the Serie A champions.

Throughout the 2014/2015 campaign, Dybala has scored 13 goals in 35 games for Palermo and has caught the eye of several potential suitors, but his future has now been decided and he will be a Juve player come next season.

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Tevez Replacement

It's believed Dybala will take the place of his countryman Carlos Tevez, who is expected to leave the club at the end of the season in order to join his boyhood club Boca Juniors before he retires from the game.

Tevez has admitted he wants to return to Argentina for his family and to play football in his home country for one last time, but he will be leaving the club knowing a replacement has been found.

In fact, Tevez helped Juve sign Dybala by making personal phone-calls to the striker in recent weeks convincing him to snub England in order to move to The Old Lady.

Dybala will now undergo a medical with Juventus on Monday and will seal the move after the current campaign has officially ended next weekend.

After being asked about his future and decision to join the Serie A side, Dybala admitted that he was made to feel wanted by the club's officials when talking to them.

Dybala Statement

"Juventus are the side who wanted me the most," the Argentine told Sky Sport Italia. "They made a real effort to sign me and this is why I made my decision. I can certainly win the Scudetto there, as they are a winning team. I always play to win and can find success with them.

"It will be impossible for me to forget everything I've experienced in three years at Palermo. I was happy from the very first day. I know that to play for Juve, I have to do much more and I'm sure I can improve a great deal.

"When I arrived at Palermo, everyone said I was too expensive, but with time I proved that I can play and repeat what I did in Argentina.

"It will be the same thing at Juve, people will say the club paid too much, but with a calm mind I will try to repay the Bianconeri."

Dybala was then asked about Tevez's future, and the 21-year-old admitted he wants his countryman to stay at the club in order to help him improve his own game.

"I hope he stays, as it would be much easier for me to learn and grow with him by my side."

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