Paulo Dybala is a wanted man.

Already refusing to sign a new contract with Palermo, the club’s president has been in the media on a regular basis giving status updates regarding the whole transfer saga.

With Dybala preferring to stay in Italy and Arsenal being his first-choice club should he move to the Premier League, Maurizio Zamparini has told Juve to get a wiggle on as they try to decide what to do.

“Juventus? Yes, that could happen. I’m speaking to their director Giuseppe Marotta and he’s interested but he needs to hurry up as I have other teams after him.

“After Easter I will speak to Dybala’s agent, who is working well for the player’s future. It’s 50-50 whether he will stay in Italy. I have already had two firm offers of £22million from foreign clubs but I’m looking for £30m.

“I’ve also had an offer for Dybala and [strike partner at Palermo] Franco Vazquez as a package.”

Naturally, it’s being reported that if it’s 50-50 that he will stay in Italy then it’s 50-50 that he will join Arsenal, which makes sense given the previous statements that have been made.

Dybala will cost around £30m which seems like an awful lot of money for a 21-year-old, and then you remember that this is the new Arsenal and we have loads of it to throw around and you start to think that maybe it might happen after al.

Certainly a rumour that is worth keeping a close eye on, In fact, it’s probably the only Arsenal-related rumours around at the minute that you can say that about.

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