Arsenal have made a move to sign Palermo striker Paulo Dybala and the player is keen to move to the Emirates, according to the Italian club’s president Maurizio Zamparini.
21-year-old Dybala is attracting a lot of attention throughout Europe, with as many as five clubs interested in his signature.
However Arsenal, and Juventus, have jumped to the front of the queue as Zamparini confirms that the two sides have bid for the player. Speaking to Radio Marte Sport, he said:
“Juventus and Arsenal have already made offers for the boy. [Pierpaolo] Triulzi, his agent, will be in Italy on Friday.”
“It hasn’t changed. Someone like Dybala cannot be worth less than €40 million. He would prefer to stay in Italy — he still wants to play in Serie A.”
“Of the English clubs that have shown interest, though, Arsenal is his first choice because of the way [Arsene] Wenger makes his team play.”
Palermo confirmed earlier this month that the player will leave this summer but they are not willing to budge on their €40m asking price, whilst Juventus are seen to have the edge as Palermo would prefer to see the Argentine remain in Italy.
A number of other Premier League sides are said to be interested in the player but the Gunners will be pleased that they have the edge over their domestic rivals.