Paulo Dybala
Palermo striker Paulo Dybala admits Arsenal interest.Getty

Liverpool striker target Paulo Dybala has revealed that it would be "great" to play for Arsenal.

Brendan Rodgers was reportedly planning a move to bring the Palermo striker to Anfield in the January transfer window, while their league rivals, the Gunners, have also maintained their interest in him.

Arsene Wenger has already confirmed the Emirates club are monitoring several young players and also revealed his side's interest in signing Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings. Dybala, 21, fits the bill and could make an approach for him next month.

The Argentine is aware of the reports linking him with a move to England, but hinted there have been no developments on his potential transfer to the Premier League.

"To know that someone like that thinks highly of me fills me with pride," Dybala said in an interview with Ole.

"I can't deny that going to Arsenal and playing in the Premier League would be great, but at the moment I'm a Palermo player."

"Different news stories keep coming out, but my thoughts are only occupied by Torino at the weekend. All goal is to stay up, I can't allow myself to be distracted from that," Palermo striker said.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini earlier admitted that the Serie A outfit will part ways with Dybala if suitable buyers could match their €42m asking price. Any move from the Gunners or Liverpool for the attacker's services could see them spend big in January.

Meanwhile, Arsenal suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday. Also, league leaders Chelsea lost their first game of the season after they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United.

Chelsea are still leading the Premier League table with 36 points after 15 games and Arsenal are 13 points behind them in the sixth place.

When asked Wenger if he takes any consolation from Chelsea's defeat, the Gunners boss said: "No. We have nothing to do with that. Chelsea's Chelsea, Arsenal's Arsenal. What we want is to win our games. You don't have to look at what the others do."