Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Gunners 'to meet £29.5m release clause' for Paulo Dybala

The 21-year-old has been dubbed the 'new Messi'

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Arsenal will activate the £29.5m release clause of Palermo striker Paulo Dybala this summer, according to reports in Spain.

The 21-year-old has been dubbed “the future Lionel Messi” by 11th-placed Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini, and has scored 12 goals for Serie A this season.

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“We’re close to being mathematically safe, then we’ll see where we can go,” Zamparini told Radio Anch’io Sport.

“Dybala was spoiled by some messages, but an agent does their job, and I have a good relationship with him.


“For me, Dybala is the Messi of the future, his valuation is worth at least €40m, but let’s see what happens.”