Juventus star Dybala branded a "big cry baby" by West Ham legend Paulo Di Canio

West Ham United icon Paulo Di Canio has branded Paulo Dybala a "big cry baby" amid speculation linking the Argentine with a move to the Premier League.

The Juventus forward looks set to leave the club at the end of the season after being relegated to the bench following the January arrival of Dusan Vlahovic, but Di Canio has warned English clubs to steer clear of him, insisting that the 28-year-old is "emotionally fragile".

"If things go well, he turns up in games, but if things go wrong, I define him almost as a big cry baby," Di Canio told Corriere dello Sport.

Dybala – who will be available on a free transfer in the summer – has been linked with Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal this season, though both Antonio Conte and Mikel Arteta have proven that they don't suffer fools gladly.

Conte quickly dumped troublemaker Tanguy Ndombele in January while Arteta ousted club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang amid reports of discipline problems, and if Di Canio's comments are accurate, neither man will want to take the risk with Dybala.

The five-time Serie A winner is also on the radar of Manchester United and Chelsea, though it's understood the player himself would prefer a move to Manchester City.

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Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future, Dybala has been in decent form in front of goal for the Old Lady this season, netting 13 times in 29 matches so far. The Argentine joined the club from Palermo in 2015, and for three seasons he was scoring for fun, but the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018 saw him shift positions, and the goals began to dry up.

Di Canio meanwhile spent three years at Juventus in the early nineties, but struggled for game due to the presence of Robert Baggio, Gianluca Vialli and Salvatore Schillaci.

He moved to Sheffield Wednesday in 1997, but it was the four manic seasons he spent at West Ham that left a lasting impression on English football fans everywhere.

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