Manchester City are reportedly preparing to make a lucrative offer to Paulo Dybala, who could be a free agent at the end of the season.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Paulo Dybala could be of interest to Pep Guardiola, who is asking Manchester City to put forward a contract offer to the Argentine international. As things stand, the 28-year-old could be out of contract at Juventus when the ongoing season ends, although the two parties could yet discuss a new deal.

Paulo Dybala’s potential availability on a free transfer next summer makes him one of the biggest names in the transfer market. The idea of him joining a club on a Bosman move makes it all the more attractive for prospective suitors to make the best of the opportunity, especially given the player’s overall quality.

Many big clubs are expected to make a dash for the Argentine, while some could attempt to tie him down to a pre-contract agreement this month. Considering what Dybala might demand financially, only a handful of clubs might be able to make an acceptable offer.

Liverpool are thought to be looking at him as a potential replacement for Mohamed Salah if the Egyptian forward departs Anfield in the summer. Other high profile clubs are also interested, and most have been waiting on Dybala’s contractual situation at Juventus to become clearer.

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Both the player and the club were on course to extend the deal, but an impasse has transpired in the last few weeks, with Juventus pulling their offer. Dybala’s recent comments have suggested that the two parties will discuss the issue again in a few months, which could change the course of his future.

Juventus had reportedly proposed a €7 million-a-year contract offer, and it would take a similar deal to secure the Argentine international’s future. The Bianconeri have recently agreed on a deal with Fiorentina for Dusan Vlahovic. The Serbian striker’s imminent arrival could signal Dybala’s departure at the end of the season.

Manchester City are understandably in the hunt to sign the 28-year-old forward, as Pep Guardiola is a huge fan of his talents. The Premier League champions have some peculiar needs to shore up their offensive unit, with one of the Argentine’s preferred role one of the positions needing reinforcements.

The Premier League champions are reportedly willing to make a €10 million-a-year offer to the Argentine international, which is better than Juventus’s earlier proposal. While Manchester City hope to sign him on a pre-contract agreement, they might have to wait a bit longer to make their move.

Dybala could be the natural replacement for Ferran Torres, who joined Barcelona earlier this month. More importantly, the 28-year-old is the kind of player Guardiola has never had at his disposal since coaching Lionel Messi back in his Barcelona days. Manchester could be a great destination for the Argentine to further his career.

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