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Report: Arsenal make contract with 'brilliant' player's agent as Romano rules him out from Tottenham switch

Arsenal have made contact with the agent of Juventus forward Paulo Dybala ahead of the summer transfer window.

Dybala’s contract in Turin is expiring at the end of the season, meaning he is available on a free transfer.

Tottenham had been linked with the forward, but it has now been reported that Dybala does not want to join Antonio Conte’s men, and Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that in the tweet below.

ESPN claim that Dybala has interest from Arsenal, who have tried to ascertain the wage demands he would have.

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Arsenal contract Dybala’s agent

The report says: “Arsenal will wait to see what European competition they qualify for this weekend before deciding their next move but sources have told ESPN that Arsenal did not expect to finish in the top four this season and therefore their long-term budgeting has not been significantly affected by the recent slump.

Whether they pursue a deal for Jesus remains to be seen. Head coach Mikel Arteta is a huge admirer of the player having worked with him at City but Arsenal are looking at other options including Paulo Dybala, who will leave Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Arsenal have made contact with Dybala’s representatives to find out what personal terms the player is seeking.

“A member of Dybala’s entourage held meetings in London and Manchester before flying to Spain and Italy for similar conversations as Dybala assembles his options before making a decision on his next club in the coming weeks.”

Arsenal contract Dybala’s agent

Arsenal need a new frontman at the end of the season, and perhaps they will even require two if both Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah go.

They cannot smash their current wage structure and your initial reaction is that Dybala’s wage demands may be beyond Arsenal.

That is especially true if they do not get into the Champions League and because Dybala is moving as a free agent, so can ask for some of the saving on a transfer fee to find its way into his wage packet.

If the deal can be done financially, it would be an exciting one for Arsenal, bringing in a player Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp thinks is ‘brilliant‘.

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