Perhaps Arsene Wenger is so keen to get his first Arsenal transfer of the summer done and dusted very quickly in order to stop Maurizio Zamparini talking about it, because the president of Palermo is just about the opposite of the Arsenal boss when it comes to keeping a lid on his transfer dealings.
The player in question is the talented and highly rated young striker Paulo Dybala and the Palermo chief has made no secret of the interest in him and the likelihood of him being sold. He has mentioned the Gunners specifically before and has now suggested that the deal could be wrapped up before the end of the season, as reported by Metro.
With reports from Italy suggesting that Wenger has made a bid of around £29 million for the 21-year old Argentinean, it could be that the Gunners are the club set to sign him up, although the transfer window does not officially open until after the season comes to a close.
Zamparini said, “At least three teams are really interested in him.
“The apple is ripe and we’re ready to pick it. I think in 10, or a maximum of 15 days we’ll know his future.
“We’ll meet the lad and his agent to complete the deal, those who understand football realise his potential.”
Dybala is very versatile, able to play on the flanks, as centre forward or behind the main striker and he is very promising but with less than 100 Serie A games behind him he is far from being the finished article. But with Chelsea and PSG also said to be keen, should Wenger be doing all he can to make sure that this striker becomes a Gunner?