Arsenal transfers: Paulo Dybala wanted by top clubs, say Palermo

Palermo say a host of European clubs want striker Paulo Dybala amid reports Arsenal and Chelsea are keen

Arsenal target Paulo Dybala is wanted by a host of Europe’s top clubs, according to Palermo chief Guglielmo Micciche.

The Argentina international has been heavily linked with a switch to the Premier League in recent months after a string of impressive performances in Serie A.

Dybala has caught the eye of Serie A champions Juventus after the forward scored 13 goals and made 10 assists in 30 top-flight appearances this season.

Palermo vice-president Micciche described Dybala as one of the leading targets in the summer transfer market, discussing interest from Juventus and Roma, as well as foreign clubs.

“He’s the most prominent player on the international market,” Micciche is quoted as saying by talkSPORT.

“He’s young and has quality, not just in a technical sense, and is wanted by major international clubs.

“It’s clear that if foreign companies decide to close a deal they can do it without any major obstacles.

“That said, Juventus, for example, can compete for his signature, not least because of the revenue they’ve generated from certain competitions [the Champions League].

“Roma have proven last summer that they’re willing to invest certain figures in the transfer market.

“Those big Italian clubs have moved for Dybala, but internationally practically everyone wants him.”

Dybala has been in excellent form for Palermo this season, racking up 2,605 minutes of top-flight action this term.

He joined Palermo from Argentine side Instituto back in 2012 and has made 85 league appearances for the Italian side.

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Dybala is still waiting to receive his first call-up to the Argentina squad after his impressive form for Palermo.

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