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23rd Mar 2015

JOE’s 5-Word Transfers: Dybala, Arsenal, Otamendi, United, Wilshere

Man United's new centre-back?

Nooruddean Choudry

Arsenal set to agree Dybala deal

Arsenal will reportedly meet with Palermo officials this week to thrash out a deal for talented Argentine forward Paulo Dybala.

It’s thought that the Gunners will need to offer somewhere in the region of £28.9m – the striker’s release clause – with the Metro claiming that Juventus are also keen on a deal.

Dybala has scored 12 goals and claimed seven assists in Serie A this season.

United hot on Otamendi

News from Spain now, where it’s reported that Manchester United are lining up a bid for Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi.

According to Spanish paper Super Deporte, Louis van Gaal sent scout Carlos Ruiz to run the rule over Otamendi during Friday night’s clash with Elche.

The versatile 27-year-old has a staggering release clause of £36m.

Club Atletico de Madrid v Valencia CF - La Liga

Juve hope to keep Pogba

Juventus have no need to sell reported Man United and Man City target Paul Pogba, according to the club’s general manager Giuseppe Marotta.

It was reported on Sunday that City are lining up a £100m double swoop for Pogba and Raheem Sterling, but Marotta was quoted on Sky Sports saying: “We want to win and we don’t necessarily have to sell our best players.

“It is clear that players of this quality attract interest from other clubs but we don’t seek buyers and there has been no contact.”

You want more?

*The Sunday Times claim Jack Wilshere is on Manchester City’s summer wish list.
*Real Madrid are ready to listen to offers for Karim Benzema, with Liverpool eyeing a move.
*Newcastle are chasing Hoffenheim right-back Andreas Beck.
*Norwich and Nottingham Forest want Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom on loan.