Paulo Dybala will sign for Arsenal if they qualify for the Champions League, according to an Italian journalist who spoke to people close to the player.

Juventus' Argentine forward Paulo Dybala reacts 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 reacts 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 via Getty Images)

Around a week ago, it was reported that Arsenal would miss out on Paulo Dybala, as he had agreed a four-year deal with Inter Milan.

Now, however, it is being claimed that, should Arsenal qualify for the Champions League, the 28-year-old will finally sign for Arsenal after being linked for years.

His agent has reportedly already been in London to cast his eye over a ‘draft offer’.

The player is asking for a salary of €8m, including bonuses, which is around £130,000-a-week.

Speaking on TMW Radio, agent, and former footballer, Massimo Brambati, was asked about Dybala’s future.

“I was told by a person close to his world that if Arsenal qualifies for the Champions League the Argentine will go there,” he replied.

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 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are also reportedly interested in the forward, who is available on a free transfer this summer.

Dybala is expected to leave Juventus when his contract expires in June, and ESPN previously reported that Arsenal were among four Premier League clubs to make contact with his camp over a move.

Dybala moved to Juventus in 2015 from Palermo for a fee of £36.9m.

This season he has scored 15 and assisted six in 37 games although muscle injuries have disrupted his season a few times.

During his seven years with the Old Lady, Dybala has scored 115 goals, with 48 assists, in 291 games.

To compare, Lacazette has scored 71 for Arsenal, with 36 assists, in only 87 fewer games.

Extrapolating out to 291 games, that would put Lacazette on 101 goals.

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