Arsenal and Manchester United have been handed a major boost in the race for highly-rated striker Paulo Dybala, with Palermo’s president Maurizio Zamparini having revealed that he’s unlikely to be sold to another Italian side.
The Argentine forward has emerged as one of Serie A’s top attacking talents this season, firing 11 goals in 22 outings in the pink shirt.
This form has, naturally, lured some of the continent’s big hitters in, with Arsenal thought to be willing to pay around £30m, while Man United are also keen on the player who has been dubbed the ‘new Sergio Aguero’.
As well as the duo, Napoli are thought to be interested in the 21-year-old, and with the Naples-based side one of Italy’s big hitters, there have been suggestions that move could go through.
However, Zamparini says that his man may be beyond the financial reach of divisional rivals, and that interest from across Europe is genuine:
“Paulo Dybala, although very young is one of the best strikers in the world,” he is quoted by Goal. “His future? The problem is not the boy but his agents. I am sorry for this. I’ve been to London and I have received calls from all over Europe.
“I would be happy Napoli bought him, but I don’t think he is within their reach. Dybala is out of reach of all Italian companies.”