Arsenal have been long-linked with Palermo’s young, over-priced forward and have now managed to ‘miss out‘ on him.

21-year-old Paulo Dybala is allegedly hot property at the moment (aren’t they all?) and many of Europe’s top clubs are apparently lining up to get his signature – Arsenal included if you believe what the President of the club has been saying over recent months as he goes about generating as much interest as possible in his prized-asset.

Paulo Dybala of Palermo celebrates after scoring the equalizing goal
PALERMO, ITALY – FEBRUARY 01: Paulo Dybala of Palermo celebrates after scoring the equalizing goal during the Serie A match between US Citta di Palermo and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Renzo Barbera on February 1, 2015 in Palermo, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

However, the Argentinian has dashed any dreams Arsenal may or may not have had by saying he’d prefer to stay in Serie A with Juventus believed to be his favoured destination – something Palermo’s president told us recently as well.

Palermo have confirmed the youngster can leave but for a price tag of £29m, which I’m sure Arsene Wenger would’ve just loved to fork out for an unproven kid who, with all due respect, seems to be about as composed in front of goal as Gervinho.

Other clubs interested in the forward are apparently Chelsea and Manchester United, although, if he’s intent on staying in Italy, none of that really matters.

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