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One of football's top young strikers is set to join Juventus this summer

Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea had all expressed strong interest in the 21-year-old striker.

Palermo's Paulo Dybala, left, controls the ball past Udinese's Molla Wague.
Palermo's Paulo Dybala, left, controls the ball past Udinese's Molla Wague.
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PAULO DYBALA HAS agreed to join Juventus this summer, according to Palermo coach Giuseppe Iachini.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea had all shown interest in Dybala, according to Palermo’s president Maurizio Zamparini, but it now looks like the 21-year-old will remain in Serie A.

“Dybala is now a Juventus player and this club is working towards the future,” the Rossanero coach to Sky Sports Italia.

“It’s a source of pride to have contributed to the growth of certain players. Although [Carlos] Tevez and [Alvaro] Morata have different characteristics, they can nevertheless be compatible with Paulo’s.”

According to Gianluca DiMarzio’s website, Palermo have signed a pre-contractual agreement with Juventus and a medical has been organized for the striker.

The 21-year-old, who has scored 13 goals and set up 10 more in 33 league appearances to help the Sicilian outfit preserve their Serie A status for next season, turned down the opportunity to sign a new contract back in January.

It now appears Palermo have decided to cash in on the striker and he was even left out of the Palermo starting XI in Sunday’s victory over Cagliari.

Despite Zamparini’s previous demands of €40m, Turin-based sports newspaper Tuttosport claim Juve will pay a €28m fee. He will be joining Massimiliano Allegri’s side, who already boast Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata, who wrapped up their fourth straight scudetto in April and have also reached the Champions League Final.

However, Tevez has made no secret of his plans to leave once his current contract runs out at the end of June 2016. So Juve may have acted early to secure a long term replacement for the 30-year-old.

Here’s some highlights from his season so far, complete with the awful music that has become standard for these kind of videos. Mute and enjoy.

Source: IbraAlliance/YouTube

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