Paulo Dybala is ‘keen’ to join Liverpool when his contract runs out at the end of the season with Juventus.
Dybala, 28, has been at Juventus since signing from Palermo for £23.4 million in 2015. But after more than five years in Turin, his time looks set to be coming to an end after negotiations have hit a snag.
Reports have suggested that the Italian side have agreed terms with Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic, putting Dybala’s future in doubt as his contract runs down.
Jurgen Klopp ‘ready to pounce’
According to reports on Football Italia, Dybala is ‘keen’ on joining Jurgen Klopp’s side - who are seeking to boost their attacking options.
The striker’s disgruntlement at Juve holding back on new talks means a chance to sign one of the most efficient strikers in Europe is now at Liverpool’s grasp.
Since joining the Italian side, Dybala has scored 111 goals and has assisted 46 times.
The reports from Italy suggest an offer is being prepared for the Argentine, with a pre-contract agreement hoping to be sealed this month.
If Dybala does sign for the Reds, he will be the first Argentine at Anfield since Maxi Rodriguez left in 2012.
Liverpool aren’t alone in their bid to sign Dybala, Italian champions Inter Milan are said to be the favourites to sign him.
How likely are Liverpool to seal a deal?
With less than a week remaining of the transfer window, securing the signing this month may be difficult, but with Dybala now able to talk to clubs away from Italy, Liverpool can take their time in their pursuit.
The Premier League is an attractive league for any player across Europe and the chance to put himself against the best in England could be the telling factor in his decision.
Competing with Inter provides a tough battle to land the forward. Simone Inzaghi’s side are top of Serie A and hold a four-point lead over second-placed Napoli.
Earlier this month, the 28-year-old refused to celebrate in the 2-0 win over Udinese and appeared to stare at vice-president Pavel Nedved. He seems to be on is way out of Juve.