Manchester City face competition for Dybala and Vazquez

After an underwhelming season so far Manchester City are reportedly chasing Palermo duo Paulo Dybala and Franco Vazquez, according to the Italian club's president.

Maurizio Zamparini has admitted his team are unlikely to be able to hold on to their star duo, and that City are just one of a number of top club's keeping tabs on the pair.

With City's chances of retaining their Premier League title looking slimmer with every passing game, and with them having been knocked out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage for the second consecutive season, Manuel Pellegrini could be forced in to a mass overhaul this summer.


Moves for the pair won't come cheap though, with Dyabla likely to command a fee in the region of €40million and Vazquez thought to be rated at around €20m.

What's for certain is that a bidding war could ensue for the two players, after Zamparini was quoted by the Manchester Evening News as saying: "Dybala and Vazquez will probably be sold this summer."

"Will they go to Milan? No, they certainly won’t be joining the Rossoneri. They are being tracked by Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona, Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.”

Who is Dybala?

21-year-old Dybala has come to the attention of a number of scouts after scoring 12 goals in 28 games in Serie A this season, with Arsenal said to be among those interested.

Now in his third season with the Sicilian outfit, this campaign has seen the Argentine come to the fore having previously netted just eight times in his first two terms in Italy. Despite an impressive campaign thus far, he's yet to earn a call up to the national team and faces stiff competition for a place in Gerardo Martino's squad.

Vazquez profiled

Attacking midfielder Vazquez has experienced a rapid turn of fortunes over the last 18-months and recently accepted a call-up to Antonio Conte's Italy squad despite being born in Argentina. At the start of last season the 26-year-old was left out of manager Genaro Gattuso's first team plans as Palermo looked for promotion from Serie B but all changed when Giuseppe Iachini re-instated him in January 2014.

His inclusion coincided with Palermo taking the Serie B title and earning a return to Serie A, where Vazquez has gone on to form an impressive partnership with Dybala.

In September 2014 Vazquez revealed he'd relish a move to the Premier League, although his stance may have changed since he signed a new deal with Palermo in January this year which would see him remain in Sicily until the summer of 2019.

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