Palermo president confident Dybala will sign three-year contract

Palermo striker Paulo Dybala has been one of the leading lights in Serie A this season. 

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Palermo’s Paulo Dybala is set to sign a new three-year contract, according to president Mauro Zamparini, who feels the 21-year-old forward is destined to reach the top level.

The youngster has attracted a great deal of attention in recent months, with Zamparini claiming he has already had to reject an approach from Manchester United.

The Serie A club’s chief says the Argentine will extend his contract, with the current deal set to expire in 2016, but he still expects the striker to move on in the near future and believes England is the most likely destination.

"This week Dybala will sign a new three-year contract with us," Zamparini said on Rai radio. "If he does well in the next six months then surely the next summer a big club will buy him. 

"He can play, in order, in England, France, Germany and Spain. I say Spain last because the top teams Real Madrid and Barcelona are covered with good strikers. 

"This renewal is also for his own good. He is destined to go to a great club. It’s useless to talk about a price. With Zamparini, it is always expensive. 

"I think Dybala is one of the best talents in the world. He is a team player, but he still has to grow for another four or five years."

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