There is interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe, apparently, so when the Arsenal transfer rumours last week suggested that the Gunners were on the verge of sealing the deal for the summer transfer of Paulo Dybala, the talented young striker making waves with Palermo in Serie A, it looked like we had pulled off a real coup.
But the deal is now on hold, according to a Metro report, after Arsene Wenger backed away from meeting the Serie A club´s valuation of a bit less than £30 million. Instead the Frenchman is trying to screw the price down in order to bring the player dubbed the new Sergio Aguero to north London.
If it works then Wenger will have done good work for the Gunners, but how often in the past have we tried to haggle on price and ended up losing our transfer targets, often to a direct rival? Eden Hazard and Juan Mata are two recent examples and from what I hear coming out of Italy, Dybala has the ability to become a world class striker.
Should Wenger just cough up the cash and sign him?