Arsenal have been put on high alert after top striker target Paulo Dybala has been told that he won’t be playing for Palermo again this season as he is due to be sold in the next two weeks, according to respected journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
Outspoken club president Maurizio Zamparini is already looking toward the summer period, and has overruled the plans of manager Giuseppe Iachini by ruling the Argentine out of any further action this term.
Arsenal have long held an interest in the player, and had been watching developments closely and waiting to pounce with a £29m bid over the summer.
Zamparini doesn’t want to risk the player picking up any injuries as it will decrease his value, and alluded to the fact that there are five clubs currently interested in the 13-goal striker – with three from Italy, and a further two overseas.
“I asked (coach) Iachini to not play Dybala in these last matches, since it’s possible that in the next 8-10 days we’ll sell the player and I would like to avoid injuries in this delicate phase,” he said.
“There are 3 Italian clubs very interested and two clubs abroad. In Italy thee are Juventus, Inter, Milan with the rossoneri that could try because Berlusconi is trying to relaunch the club, while PSG and Arsenal in Europe with Manchester City that would like to try but first needs to sell because the financial fair play”