By Chris Wright
Forget what we told you earlier, Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has confirmed that it is Arsenal and not Chelsea who have blinked first in the race to hoover up highly-rated young striker Paulo Dybala.
Zamparini has claimed this afternoon that he’s received a bid from Arsenal for 21-year-old Dybala, who has scored 13 goals in Serie A this season and is now supposedly valued up around the £36million mark for reasons we don’t fully comprehend.
According to F365, Zamparini told Canal Plus:
“Dybala is not Sergio Aguero but the new Messi. He’s not an out-and-out striker, but operates in every area of the field, like Messi.
“Will he stay? No, because the player and his agent aspire to a big club, and they’re right to do so. I’ve already received at least four offers.
“Two were from Italian clubs, and two were from abroad, and they include Arsenal and Juventus.”
Sounds like he’s brashly and openly drumming up business to us, but who knows – there might be some truth in it.
Then again, the man’s a lunatic, so proceed with caution.