Liverpool are set to kickstart talks with Juventus star Paulo Dybala over a potential move to Anfield in the summer.
According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Liverpool have begun their preparations for next summer, with Paulo Dybala firmly in the crosshairs of Jurgen Klopp’s side. The Merseyside giants are soon expected to send representatives to Italy in an attempt to hold talks with the Juventus superstar over a potential move to Anfield.
Dybala’s current contract at Juventus expires at the end of the season, essentially making him a soon-to-be-free agent. Liverpool have sensed an opportunity to take advantage of his situation in Turin, especially with the Bianconeri yet to make any noticeable leaps in their bid to extend the player’s contract.
Liverpool had a relatively quiet window in January, with Luis Diaz emerging as their only signing. They were linked with another swoop for Fulham youngster Fabio Carvalho, but the move broke down at the last minute.
While the Reds are expected to re-enter the market for the Englishman next summer, it appears coach Klopp has bigger targets on his mind, with Dybala in particular emerging as an attractive option.
Having featured in 277 competitive matches for Juventus, Dybala is regarded as one of the most gifted players in the Serie A. He has netted 111 goals for the club while providing 46 assists. Although his international career hasn’t quite flourished the way he had hoped, the 28-year-old is rated highly due to his technical prowess and immaculate skill in possession.
As such, Liverpool view him as an ideal option to improve their attack, especially amid the uncertainty surrounding the future of Naby Keita. The former RB Leipzig midfielder has struggled with injuries during his time at Anfield, while clubs such as Barcelona and West Ham remain in contention to snap him up in the near future.
The addition of someone like Dybala, therefore, could solve the issues in the creative department. The Argentine can offer excellent versatility in the final third, as he can operate as a wide attacker and even as a false nine if required.
It could prove to be useful for Liverpool as they brace themselves for a summer that could see the departure of at least one of their two reliable forwards in Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, whose current deal at Anfield expires in 2023.