Arsenal have made contact with Paulo Dybala’s representatives over a potential free transfer this summer, according to a report.

Juventus' Argentine forward Paulo Dybala goes for the ball during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Inter on April 03, 2022 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP) (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)
Juventus’ Argentine forward Paulo Dybala goes for the ball during the Italian Serie A football match between Juventus and Inter on April 03, 2022. (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)

ESPN report that Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Tottenham Hotspur have all made contact with Paulo Dybala’s camp over a potential free transfer this summer.

Dybala is expected to leave Juventus when his contract expires in June, and there’s also interest from clubs in Italy and Spain.

As it stands, no club is in advanced talks with Dybala, so it’s a very open race.

Dybala has 14 goals and six assists for Juventus this season in 2,237 minutes, a goal contribution every 112 minutes.

The biggest downside of Dybala’s campaign has been a number of injury problems. He’s been ruled out of action four or five times in 2021/22, though no single injury has kept him out for more than five consecutive games.

TURIN, ITALY: Paulo Dybala of Juventus FC shows his dejection at the end of the Serie A match between Juventus and FC Internazionale at Allianz Stadium on April 03, 2022. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
TURIN, ITALY: Paulo Dybala of Juventus FC shows his dejection at the end of the Serie A match between Juventus and FC Internazionale at Allianz Stadium on April 03, 2022. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

On a free transfer, it may be worth the risk. Dybala has a lot to his game, he’s in his peak years, and we know Arsenal are in the market for a couple of forwards.

If they could save the money they’d spend on a transfer fee, that could allow the Gunners to invest more heavily in the second forward or in other areas of the team.

Then again, Dybala may demand a large signing-on fee or huge wages to make up for the fact his new club won’t owe a transfer fee, so perhaps it’s not that simple.

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