Manchester United make contact with Palermo over £31m rated striker Paulo Dybala

However the Serie A side are not interested in selling until the summer

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Manchester United have enquired about Paulo Dybala according to the striker's club Palermo.

However, the Serie A side say they are not interested in selling the youngster during the current transfer window.

Arsenal have also been linked with the player, with reports that the Gunners sent scouts to watch the 21-year-old, whose stock has risen as the campaign has gone on. A run of a goals in five consecutive Serie A matches has helped him to nine goals in 17 league appearances this term.

The likelihood of a move to the Premier League this month looks slim though judging by the comments made by Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini.

"Dybala is worth over €40m [£31m] but I won't sell him until June," 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."

Zamparini made clear in comments earlier this week that he will be a tough negotiator.

“He is a world-class player who is being compared with Javier Pastore, so his price tag matches the skill. We’re talking £31m and upwards.

“So far offers for Dybala have come in only indirectly, because people know how tough Zamparini can be.”

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