Sicilians won’t relent on sky high transfer fee.
Serie A side Palermo have refused to lower their £31m asking price for in demand striker Paulo Dybala, and have told any interested parties that they will have to cough up that much if they hope to snare him away from the island club, according to the Metro.
The Argentinian’s employers value the 21-year-old midfielder as the same price it cost Paris St Germain to take previous protégé Javier Pastore to France back in 2011 – if not more.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is said to be a big admirer of the striker, and has had him watched a number of times already this year, hinting that a move could be in the pipeline for him.
But Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has warned that Dybala will not come cheap.
“He (Dybala) is a world-class player who is being compared with Javier Pastore, so his price tag matches the skill,” he said.
“We’re talking £31m and upwards.
“So far offers for Dybala have come in only indirectly, because people know how tough Zamparini can be.”