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Arsenal Branded ‘Vultures’ By Furious Palermo Chief, Following Wonderkid Interest

Gunners chasing Argentine starlet…

Arsenal have been given a ‘hands-off’ warning for £30m rated Palermo wonderkid Paulo Dybala by club president Maurizio Zamparini, reports the Telegraph.

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The young Argentine’s performances this season have prompted interest from Europe’s top clubs leading to Zamparini branding Arsenal “vultures”, while admitting it would be difficult to keep hold of him.

Zamparini had mentioned that while he did not want to let his prized asset leave, negotiations for a new contract, “are being complicated by vultures circling him”.

“I do not want to sell my best players, it is they who cannot say no when offered four or five times what they can earn here,” he continued.

Dybala, the 21-year-old forward, arrived at Palermo in July 2012 from Argentinian side Instituto for a fee of £9m and was dubbed “the new Sergio Aguero” by the club president. He has continued his encouraging development in Serie A, having scored 10 goals this season.

Arsenal fans can expect a busy end of the transfer window with a £13.5m deal for Villarreal’s Gabriel Paulista expected on Monday with Joel Campbell moving on a season-long loan in the other direction, reports The Telegraph. A double swoop for Valencia’s Joao Pereira and Jose Luis Gaya is also a possibility according to the Daily Star.

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