The big Monday news in Italy is a meeting between Paulo Dybala’s agent and Juventus… a meeting which didn’t go very well.

The Argentine’s contract expires at the end of June, and the chat had been scheduled to either agree on a renewal or decide that the player would leave as a free agent.

According to endless reports in the Italian media, the latter was the decision. Now it’s time for clubs to be linked, and Calciomercato surprisingly throw Arsenal’s hat into the ring for the South American.

Calciomercato say Dybala is ‘liked by Arsenal’, and he could be an option for the Gunners as they look to replace the departed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and potentially Alexandre Lacazette, who sees his own contract expiring this summer.

In terms of transfer fee, Dybala would be a bargain signing for Mikel Arteta, given he’d arrive as a free agent. However, it’s the player’s wages which could prove an issue.

Failing to reach an agreement with Juventus would suggest there’s a lot being asked for, and whether Arsenal truly want to get into a salary auction for Dybala remains to be seen.