Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has denied the club have made a bid for Palermo striker Paulo Dybala, stating they are ‘not at all’ interested in the player.
21-year-old Dybala was reported to have been subject of bids from Arsenal and Juventus, according to the Italian club’s president Maurizio Zamparini.
However, Wenger strenuously denied the reports when talking to reporters ahead of Arsenal’s crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool, as he said:
“Ask him to show you the offer. [We are] not at all [interested].”
Dybala is one of European football’s most highly-sought after forwards, with the likes of Barcelona and Manchester City also said to be keen on the young Argentine forward.
Zamparini also stated earlier this week that Arsenal are his preference for English clubs, as Dybala likes the Gunners style of play.
Given the talents of Dybala, it is now beyond the realm of possibility that Arsene Wenger is simply deploying a smokescreen- and it wouldn’t be the first time the veteran Frenchman has taken that route in regards to transfer speculation.