In the ever-evolving Paulo Dybala transfer situation, the end seems to truly be in sight. That's mainly because Palermo themselves said on Sunday that selling the Argentine striker will take place in a matter of days as reports of Juventus closing a deal continue to gain plenty of momentum.
That didn't slow down on Monday, with continued reports suggesting that Juve are about to close the deal once their Champions League semifinal with Real Madrid is played.
The deal for Dybala could be completed this week [via @romeoagresti]— Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) May 11, 2015
For a more expansive explanation, here's something to read:
According to Tuttosport, Juventus director general Beppe Marotta will hold a summit with Rosanero President Maurizio Zamparini and Dybala's representatives on Thursday or Friday.
The newspaper believes that the Old Lady have raised their offer to €36m, paid over three years and split into €32m up front and €4m in bonuses.
The bonus money will depend on Dybala's performances and the objectives reached by the club, but the total could be reduced by including Nicola Leali or Kingsley Coman in the offer.
The Bianconeri are believed to have fought off competition from Inter for the 21-year-old, who has scored 13 Serie A goals this season.
(Source: Football Italia)
Just for the record, the Gazzetta dello Sport also published a story on Monday saying that a deal to Juventus was in the final stages of being completed. So if you're looking for three sources reporting the same story, you've officially gotten it.
The €32 million price tag is something we've been hearing about for a couple of days now. The players listed above, Coman and Leali, are a new aspect of the potential deal, though. With Cesena being officially relegated to Serie B over the weekend, Juve are certainly going to be sending Leali out on loan to another club next season if they don't have plans to bring him back to Turin. When it comes to Coman, it's safe to say that if Dybala arrives — which the odds are very favorable at this point — then the French teenager could very well be sent out on loan for the 2015-16 season. And considering how infrequent his playing time has been, a year out on loan wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to have happen to Coman.
All of this chatter is dependent on the Dybala deal getting done, of course.
And if the words we heard from Palermo just a day or so ago about a deal getting done soon, then we could see Juventus having something other to celebrate later this week besides potentially making the Champions League final. That sounds like a wonderful idea to me. I hope you all agree.