Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester United are also in the race to sign the striker…
Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has claimed that star player Paulo Dybala is too expensive for Serie A clubs to sign, reports Goal.com.
This will be boost for the Premier League clubs that are chasing his signature. The Metro has linked Arsenal, Manchester United, and Chelsea to the 21-year-old, as well as La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. The player himself has declared his dream is to play for Manchester City. The fight for his signature could run for much of the coming summer.
The striker has been in fine form this season, scoring 11 times in 23 appearances. He has also managed seven assists in these matches, showing that he is more than just a goalscorer. With this in mind, Zamparini thinks that no Italian side has the ability to bring the forward to their club.
“Paulo Dybala, although very young is one of the best strikers in the world,” he said. “His future? The problem is not the boy but his agents.
“I am sorry for this. I’ve been to London and I have received calls from all over Europe.
“I would be happy Napoli bought him, but I don’t think he is within their reach. Dybala is out of reach of all Italian companies.”
Last month, Dybala expressed his delight at having been linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs – specifically naming Arsenal.
“It’s an incredible feeling to be linked with clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Inter, Barcelona and Arsenal,” said the Argentine to the Daily Star.
“All players dream of joining a big club and playing with the best.”
However, he also fluttered his eyelashes in the direction of Man City, suggesting they could now be his favourite club alongside Barca.
“When I play with the PlayStation, I always choose Barcelona or Manchester City,” he told the paper version of Guerin Sportivo earlier this month – as quoted by Goal.com above.
“I dream to play one day with one of those clubs.”