Paulo Dybala will join Arsenal this summer, but only if they manage to qualify for the Champions League.

That’s according to former Italy striker Massimo Brambatti, who says people close to the Argentine have confirmed as much to him.

Dybala is set to be one of the big names of the summer transfer window, with Juventus announcing earlier this year he will be leaving on a free transfer at the end of the season.

That’s alerted a number of clubs around Europe, who would be more than happy to secure the Argentine on a free, even if it meant paying him big wages.

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Arsenal have been brought into the mix, and yesterday we covered a report that stated Dybala’s agent had been in London to look at offers for his client.

That report stated Mikel Arteta’s side only stood a chance of winning the race if they were to qualify for the Champions League and Brambatti backs that up.

“I was told by a person close to the environment that if Arsenal qualifies for the Champions League, the Argentine will go there,” he told TMW Radio, relayed by Juventus News 24.

That tallies with the report from yesterday and the growing idea that Arteta wants to add more experience to his young squad this summer.

Dybala would certainly add that after his time competing for titles and in the Champions League with Juventus, but crucially is only 28, so not that old either.

Of course, we’ll have to take it with a pinch of salt for now, and it all depends on Arsenal getting into the Champions League anyway.