Saturday April 18 2015
Roma raise Dybala bid

The race to sign Paulo Dybala has been whittled down to Roma and Juventus, with Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini due to meet the Giallorossi.

The Bianconeri have long been considered in pole position to sign the Argentinian talent and rumours even suggested they may have a deal already in place.

Yet the Lupi are allegedly re-emerging as a serious rival to sign the 21-year-old.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, Zamparini will be meeting with Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini in the next few days to discuss terms.

While Roma have not formulated an offer yet, the publication speculates that they may add midfielder Federico Viviani – currently loaned to Latina – as part of the deal.

Zamparini has stated he wants no less than €40m and hinted yesterday that Juventus had offered €32m.

The situation bears some resemblance to last year's duel for Verona’s Juan Manuel Iturbe, who was contested between the two clubs and ended up signing for Roma.

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