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Inter: Zanetti offers update on Paulo Dybala negotiations

Paulo Dybala, Juventus
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The Nerazzurri have intensified their efforts to sign the former Juventus forward.

Inter vice president Javier Zanetti has confirmed the club are in ongoing negotiations with Paulo Dybala.

The Argentine has ended his seven-year spell at Juventus, currently being available as a free agent. Despite the player’s reported interest in a move away from Serie A, Inter are the frontrunners to sign him this summer.

Reports from Italian sources claim the 28-year-old has already agreed to personal terms with the Nerazzurri. However, Zanetti says talks are still continuing with the forward’s representatives.

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“We are in talks,” the Inter legend told D-Sports Radio.

“I admire Paulo, and I wish him the best for his career.

“Dybala is a great player and will surely represent us [Argentina] at the World Cup.

“Inter have always had a lot of South Americans in their team, especially Argentineans. Now we have Lautaro Martinez and Joaquin Correa. The club have faith in the Argentineans.”

Chelsea are reportedly planning to make a bid for Inter’s Lautaro Martinez ahead of the next season. In case Lautaro leaves the Nerazzurri, Dybala will have a guaranteed lineup spot at San Siro next season.

The pair played together for Argentina when they claimed the CONMEBOL-UEFA Cup by beating Italy earlier this month. It remains to be seen whether Inter are planning to have both of the Argentine forwards in their ranks for the next season.