Palermo striker Paulo Dybala has nailed his colours to the mast of Manchester City after hailing the Premier League champions as the "dream" club to sign for despite Chelsea and Manchester United both being interested in the youngster.
The 21-year-old has netted 11 Serie A goals in 21 games and, despite having not yet been recognised at international level by Argentina, has attracted interest from a host of Europe's biggest club sides.
United and Chelsea have both had their alluring advances confirmed by Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini but Dybala is ready to reject their interest and move to rivals City who he says, along with Catalan giants Barcelona, are among his dream destinations.
"When I play with the PlayStation, I always choose Barcelona or Manchester City," he told Guerin Sportivo. "I dream to play one day with one of those clubs."
Zamparini, who is consigned to Dybala leaving the club in the near future perhaps as early as the upcoming summer transfer window, has done little to play down the talent of his player having slapped a €40m [£31m] valuation on him.
"I honestly think it's an exaggeration," Dybala admitted. "I still have a lot to prove, I try not to think too much about these labels and concentrate solely on my performance on the pitch."
Arsenal, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund have been mentioned with having an interest, potential moves Dybala has labelled as "incredible", while the player has also been compared to fellow countryman and City forward Sergio Aguero.
Chelsea were confirmed as an admirer of Dybala on Wednesday 11 February after Zamparini said Jose Mourinho's side and Paris Saint-Germain were the latest clubs to join United in lodging an interest in the hitman.
The uncertainty around Radamel Falcao's future at Old Trafford heightens the possibility of United delving into the market for a new striker but the 20-time English league champions are yet to officially comment on any interest in Dybala.