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Dybala will be as good as Messi - Zamparini

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini believes Paulo Dybala has what it takes to reach the same level as Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi in the future.

The 21-year-old has been in sublime form in 2014-15 - netting 12 goals in 25 games, while creating seven more - and has been linked with clubs such as Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester United in recent months.

Zamparini has little doubt the Argentine youngster is destined for greatness, but has warned potential suitors that the attacker will not be available on the cheap.

"For me, Dybala is the Messi of the future," Zamparini told Radio Anch'io.

"I value him at €40 million, but we will have to wait and see what happens at the end of the season.

"There has been a lot of talk about Dybala, but his agent is just doing his work. I have a good relationship with him.

"The transfer fee we will receive for Dybala will be reinvested. We have an ongoing project. Even if Dybala were to leave, other important players will arrive."

The attacker's contract with Palermo is due to expire in June 2016.