Arsenal have been dealt a major blow to their hopes of signing Paulo Dybala after being defeated by Newcastle. The loss means that a place in next season’s Champions League is all but gone, with Tottenham needing only a point from their clash with already-relegated Norwich to confirm their spot in the top four.
If the Gunners do miss out on the Champions League as expected then it will reportedly be a fatal blow to their hopes of signing Dybala. The Argentine is leaving Juventus at the end of the season after seven years at the Serie A giants.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for the attacker, but The Sun report that he is ‘only interested’ in joining a team who have qualified for the Champions League. Their dreadful defeat to Newcastle on Monday would then appear to rule them out of the race to sign Dybala.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta had been keen to sign Dybala, with the Spaniard searching for two new attackers this summer. In addition to playing in the Champions League, Dybala is demanding a £10million signing-on fee and wages in the region of £200,000 per week.
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