Arsenal have apparently been given the green light to complete a £29million move for Palermo striker Paulo Dybala in the next couple of days, according to the Metro.
Billed as one of the most exciting forwards in Europe right now, the Gunners have had their eye on him for some time, though they have recently been joined in their interest by the likes of Juventus, Chelsea and Manchester United.
The Sicilian side had been hoping to resist any offers that might come in for their prized asset, but this week they admitted that he will likely leave for a new club in the next 14 days, with Arsenal in pole position to land his signature.
“At least three teams are really interested in him,” said Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini.
“The apple is ripe and we’re ready to pick it. I think in 10, or a maximum of 15 days we’ll know his future.
“We’ll meet the lad and his agent to complete the deal, those who understand football realise his potential.”
Having scouted him on countless occasions this term, the Gunners are believed to be preparing a £29million bid to land his services.
So far this season the Argentine 21-year-old has bagged himself 13 goals in 30 league appearances for Palermo.