In the midst of a largely disappointing campaign, a certain Juventus star is facing a more obscure future than ever. Paulo Dybala has been dealing with all sort of problems throughout the season – from recurring injury problems to a drop of form and even difficulties in the contract renewal negotiations – which is why Arsenal are hoping to pounce on the situation.
According to Spanish newspaper Sport (via ilBianconero), The Gunners have set their sights on the Old Lady’s star.
The report believes that Arsenal are unsure whether or not they would be able to maintain Martin Odegaard for next season.
The young Norwegian has been a key player for Mikel Arteta’s side since arriving on loan from Real Madrid during the January transfer session.
However, the Londoners fear that the 22-year-old will eventually return to the Spanish capital, leaving a hole in the starting lineup.
Therefore, Arsenal are hoping to secure the services of Dybala – at least according to the report – in order to add some creativity in the final third.
La Joya has been out of action since January, when he received a knock during Juve’s encounter with Sassuolo.
Whilst the 27-year-old is expected to finally return to the pitch after the international break, his contractual situation remains unsolved.
The former Palermo star has a deal that runs until 2022, but the club are unwilling to meet his wage demands.
The Argentine currently earns 7 million euros per season, and the Bianconeri management has put an offer on the table worth 10 millions.
Nonetheless, this pay-raise remains far from what the player is asking for – which could be around 15 millions – and that has left the two negotiating parties at a standstill.
Thus, will Arsenal be able to tempt Dybala with a lucrative offer?
Whilst this prospect remains a mere speculation at the time-being, the Dybala-saga is set to drag on until the summer – and perhaps beyond.