Juventus are leading in the race to sign Paulo Dybala, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Manchester United, Arsenal and a number of other sides are known to be interested in the talented young forward but the latest reports suggest Juve may be ahead of the competition.

According to transfer journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the 21-year-old has informed his representatives that he would prefer to stay in Italy. This latest development would put Juve in the pole position to sign the youngster, as they have made initial contact with Palermo over a possible move.

Despite all this, Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has insisted the player won’t come cheap.

“There are Italian and foreign teams in for him,” Zamparini told TGR Sicilia.

“The price? I’ve said €40m, but it could be more.

Dybala’s contract with Palermo ends next summer leaving the Rosanero eager to cash in on him.