Manchester United have had a bid rejected by Palermo for their exciting striker Paulo Dybala. The 21-year-old is one of the most sought after young forwards in the world, and has been linked with both Arsenal and Liverpool recently. The 21-year-old has scored nine Serie A goals and provided seven assists in 17 games this season
United had hoped to pinch him ahead of their Premier League rivals, but Palermo have announced that they have “turned down Manchester United” offers for Paulo Dybala and rate the Argentine at “over €40m.”
“Dybala is worth over €40m, but I won’t sell him until June,” President Maurizio Zamparini told Radio Due.
“Many foreign clubs asked after him, including Manchester United. I told the English side that he is not for sale right now, but we can talk about it again in six months.
“In my view, he is the best striker in Europe at the moment.”
Palermo invested heavily in Dybala, signing him from Argentine club Instituto for €12m when he was just 18. He is now valued at over €40m (£31m) by the Sicilian club, whose previous players include Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore.
Interesting that United are being linked with such a sought after young striker, not exactly a position of need at United at the moment. But the bid would confirm those stories that Falcao will be not be back next season, because you don’t spend £80 million on two strikers when you already have Rooney, van Persie and Wilson.