Man City handed Dybala boost

Manchester City have been handed a major boosts in their attempts to sign Palermo striker Paulo Dybala after learning that Serie A clubs are likely to be priced out on a move for the Argentine, Goal.com has reported.

The Premier League champions recently added Swansea City star Wilfried Bony to their attack, which also includes Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic and Sergio Aguero – with whom Dybala is receiving favourable comparisons. It has been reported that they could look to sell Dzeko and Jovetic in the summer, however.

A number of English clubs have scouted the 21-year-old, who has enjoyed a breakthrough season, scoring 11 goals and claiming eight assists in his 22 Serie A appearances. He has been at Palermo since the summer of 2012, but has previously claimed that it would be a ‘dream’ to represent either Man City or Spanish giants Barcelona.

And while Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has revealed that Dybala is likely to leave next summer for a fee in the region of €40m, he believes that a move to another Italian club would be unlikely, paving the way for Man City to show their hand.

“Paulo Dybala, although very young is one of the best strikers in the world,” he said. “His future? The problem is not the boy but his agents. I am sorry for this. I’ve been to London and I have received calls from all over Europe. I would be happy Napoli bought him, but I don’t think he is within their reach. Dybala is out of reach of all Italian companies.”

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