Arsenal’s ‘pursuit’ of Paulo Dybala in 2017 was, ultimately, much ado about nothing.

Gunners fans allowed themselves to dream, as any fan-base linked with such a star would do.

However, the North Londoners came up short in the chase for the Juventus man, but if comments from one of his former employers are to be believed, Dybala could be available in January.

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Maurizio Zamparini, owner of Palermo (Dybala’s former club) has claimed that word around Serie A circles suggests the Argentine could be up for sale in the new year.

Quoted in the Mirror, Zamparini said:

He’ll leave, because Juventus want to get €120million. In January, I think he’ll leave for Spain. He has offers in Spain and England.

With the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo breaking the bank in Turin, Juventus could need to sell the 24-year-old in order to cover costs.

European giants like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, and Chelsea are all said to be interested in acquiring the services of Dybala, but Arsenal could yet flex their own financial muscles to try and bring the forward to the Emirates.