Big Blow: Paulo Dybala has agreed a deal to join Juventus. [Picture: Getty]
Arsenal’s hopes of signing Paulo Dybala are reportedly all but over after Palermo’s manager announced he will join Juventus this summer.
The Argentine has long been linked with a move to Turin and a reported £29 million deal has now been agreed
The Argentine striker has enjoyed a breakout season in Serie A, netting 13 times in 33 appearances, with his impressive form, particularly during the first half of this season, attracting the attention of Premier League trio Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Such great form had attracted Arsenal to the young forward, but it is all but clear now that his future will be with Juventus.
Juventus have been closing in on a deal for the 21-year-old for the past few weeks and Palermo coach Beppe Iachini confirmed after leaving Dybala out of his starting line-up for Sunday’s 1-0 win at Cagliari, that the forward is now bound for Turin.
“Dybala is now a Juventus player and this club is working towards the future,” the Rosanero coach told Sky Sport Italia.
This news would come as a huge blow to Wenger, after it was earlier reported that Arsenal had been cleared to sign the Dybala after Juventus manager Max Allegri denied a deal was already in place to sign the youngster.
‘He is not yet a Juventus player,’ confirmed Allegri.
‘I will not talk about players from other clubs.’