Club President Confirms Arsenal And Chelsea Interest In £30M Argentine Sensation
Paulo Dybala is the name on everyone's lips at the moment. Palermo's Argentinian wonder is attracting interest from Europe's elite and is tipped to be the next big thing in world football. Now, Palermo's president has confirmed Arsenal and Chelsea are amongst those interested in the free-scoring 21-year-old.
Maurizio Zamparini (Palermo President) is a big personality and huge fan of cash. He's slapped a €40million (approx. £30million) price-tag on Dybala having claimed that an a club had already bid €35million. Some Italian outlets believe the club to be Arsenal as they were reportedly set to hold talks with Palermo at the back end of the working week just gone.
Zamparini has openly stated that Dybala is "being tracked by Juventus, Arsenal, Barcelona, Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain."
It sounds a lot like someone's trying to start a bidding war between the clubs, but it's a sure sign that the reports regarding Arsenal and Chelsea's interesting aren't far off the mark. Zamparini only wants cash and has warned Juventus that he won't accept any player part exchanges. Interestingly, this means PSG and City are less likely to be frontrunners as they are struggling to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations as it is. The london clubs are far better positioned in terms of paying plenty, if not all of the fee upfront.
La Joya (The Jewell) is the nickname given to Paulo Dybala, the sensation who is now one of the most sought after gems in world football. Having scored 12 and assisted 8 in 28 games so far this season, his record boasts a mixture of scoring goals and creating them. Securing his services would be a huge coup for any side.