Although Arsene Wenger brushed off media questions about Arsenal transfer interest in the young striker Paulo Dybala from Palermo is Serie A, we all know that this does not mean that the Gunners are not interested. The Frenchman may well have been trying to calm all the media talk down, which the Palermo president seems intent on whipping into a frenzy.
Dybala himself suggested this week, as reported by Metro, that he would be moving on at the end of the season and Arsenal are still said to be one of the clubs in the running. But his transfer fee of nearly £30 million seems a bit steep, although he is said to have great promise.
Another option from Serie A has now presented itself according to another Metro report. And we know from two years ago that Wenger is an admirer of the Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain. In fact it was reported at the time that the deal to bring him to Arsenal from Real Madrid was done, before Napoli stepped in and offered well over the fee we had agreed.
But Rafa Benitez has failed to challenge Juventus for the Italian title and this season is not even in a Europa League position and so Higuain has had enough and is keen to move on. The report claims that Napoli want almost £35 million for him though.
So what do you think Gooners, should Arsenal be going for either of these strikers and if so, which one?