Man United and Arsenal could approach 161 G/A star compared to Lionel Messi

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There’s ‘a chance’ that Manchester United and Arsenal could attempt to sign wantaway Juventus forward Paulo Dybala in the summer, according to journalist Dean Jones.

The 28-year-old appears set to depart the Allianz Stadium on a free transfer following the expiration of his current contract in June, sparking a race to secure his signature.

What is the latest news involving Dybala?

According to transfer expert and well-known reporter Fabrizio Romano, there is ‘no agreement’ between Juve and Dybala after negotiations over a new deal failed to result in an agreement.

Romano went on to state that the Old Lady’s ‘position is now clear’ and that the Argentina international is ‘set to leave’ the club ahead of next season.

However, Dybala is unlikely to be short of potential suitors after establishing himself as one of European football’s elite attacking midfielders since arriving at Juve from Palermo back in 2015.

In that time, the creative talent has registered 113 goals and 48 assists in 283 appearances across all competitions for the Turin outfit, claiming five Serie A titles and four Italian Cups.

The latest revelation over his future comes after his agent reportedly held discussions for around two hours with Juve representatives regarding Dybala’s plans beyond this season.

What has Jones said about Dybala?

A report in The Mirror in February claimed that United and Arsenal were amongst the Premier League sides interested in snapping up Dybala as a free agent.

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And Jones has confirmed that the two English giants could try their look for the South American sensation, although they’re set to face fierce competition from a host of European heavyweights.

He told GiveMeSport: “There’s a chance Man United and Arsenal come in for him if he really fancies a move to the Premier League – but elsewhere Inter, Barca and Atletico Madrid are all ready to make proposals.”

Would Dybala be a good signing?

Former Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini claimed that Dybala “has the characteristics of (Lionel) Messi” and it’s easy to see why he drew the comparison between the two compatriots.

As per FBref, the diminutive star has ranked in the 98th percentile for total shots, progressive passes and pass completion, the 97th for shot-creating actions and interceptions, and the 91st for assists amongst players in his position over the last year.

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With the likes of Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard approaching the end of their contracts at Old Trafford, Dybala could be viewed as an ideal replacement.

Meanwhile, Arsenal may have identified Dybala as someone who can add some much-needed experience and know-how to their young squad.

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