Paulo Dybala's future to be decided imminently, says Palermo chief

Image: Paulo Dybala has scored 13 goals in his first season in Serie A

Paulo Dybala's future will be decided within the next two weeks, according to Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini.

Chelsea are reported to be one of three teams interested in the 21-year-old Argentine striker, along with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

Zamparini says he will meet with Dybala and his agent in the coming weeks with the player believed to be favouring a move to the Italian champions.

"At least three teams are really interested in him. Those who understand football realise his potential," Zamparini told the Italian press.

"I think in 10 or a maximum of 15 days we will know his future. We will meet with the player and his agent to complete the deal."

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Dybala said last month that he was keen to stay in Italy and play alongside Juve star Andrea Pirlo, while also admitting he does not speak a word of English or French.

He said: "I love Italy. This is the country that made me famous and I would love to stay in Serie A. It's a lot easier for a striker when you have a playmaker like Pirlo behind you. He makes even the most difficult things look easy.

"His genius was plain to see against Monaco in the Champions League. His pass eventually led to the penalty. Obviously Alvaro Morata played a role in it, but the move all started with Pirlo.

"There are some big teams out there who don't play in Champions League and I can't deny that I'd love to play in Europe's most prestigious competition."

Dybala moved to Palermo in 2012 from his home club Instituto, scoring three goals in 27 appearances in his first season in Serie B.

Palermo were promoted to the Italian top-flight last season and Dybala has fired them to 10th in the current campaign, but he turned down a new three-year contract in January.