Palermo striker Paulo Dybala has once again been linked with a transfer exit, with the Serie A side’s chief Maurizio Zamparini revealing that there has been a breakdown in communication between the pair, according to Italian publication Tutto Mercato Web.
Arsenal have regularly been linked with a move for the forward, who has earned comparisons with Sergio Aguero, and reports the 21-year-old could be set to leave the club this summer could reignite our interest.
Zamparini claims that he no longer speaks to the young Argentine, and believes it will be difficult to hold onto him come the end of the season.
Dybala has allegedly changed recently, something the Palermo president puts down to the influence of agents and money hungry individuals.
“The boy is now in the hands of people who do not wish him well. It is difficult that he remains in Palermo; perhaps someone wishes to take it away on a free transfer,” he said.
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“Football is now in the hands of certain characters such as agents who just want to make money. I do not talk more with him. He has completely changed. There are people who try to involve him in strange situations,”
This could be a fantastic chance for us to move in and secure a reported long term transfer target, although players driven by money can often prove troublesome.
Although Liverpool are the only English team mentioned in the Tutto Mercato article, Dybala voiced a desire to move to Emirates Stadium just two months ago.
“To know that someone like that thinks highly of me fills me with pride,” Dybala is quoted as saying by the Express.
“I can’t deny that going to Arsenal and playing in the Premier League would be great, but at the moment I’m a Palermo player.”
He is unquestionably a talented young striker, and could prove a fantastic addition. If we can get him cheaply then he would be far less of a risk, but it’s hard to know if a free transfer in 2016 is likely to be on the cards at this early stage.