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Paulo Dybala: National team bosses battle for Arsenal transfer target

Arsenal target Paulo Dybala is reportedly the subject of a tug-of-war between the national team managers of Italy and Argentina following an outstanding campaign in Serie A with Palermo.

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The 21-year-old has scored 13 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions this term, sparking interest from the Gunners and several other European heavyweights, according to the Daily Star.

Now respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports on his website that the attacker is also causing stiff competition at international level, with Argentina head coach Tata Martino watching him from the stands today as Palermo took on Genoa.

He has represented Argentina at youth level, but thanks to his dual citizenship he is eligible to also play for Italy and Poland.

Di Marzio claims Italy boss Antonio Conte has already done his best to convince Dybala that his future lies with him, and that he should build on his success in the country in which he already plays his club football.

With Palermo said to have already resigned themselves to losing the striker when the summer transfer window opens, Arsenal will hope to be at the front of the queue when the inevitable bidding war ensues.

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