It will take a lot to get the player to the Emirates…
Arsenal have been told that they will need to pay at least £31 million for Paulo Dybala by Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini, reports the London Evening Standard.
The Serie A club apparently rate the 21-year-old just as highly as they did their previous protege Javier Pastore. They sold Dybala’s fellow Argentinian for £31 million to PSG in 2011. Zamparini has said that it will take at least this again in order to get the striker to leave the Italian side.
“He is a world-class player who is being compared with Javier Pastore, so his price tag matches the skill,” said the 73-year-old. “We’re talking £31m and upwards. So far offers for Dybala have come in only indirectly, because people know how tough Zamparini can be.”
The Gunners are interested in the rising star, with manager Arsene Wenger having sent scouts in the past to check the forward out. Whether or not this eye watering price tag puts them off the man with nine goals so far this season is yet to be seen, but it will surely make the Frenchman want to be completely sure about the player before making any moves.