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Liverpool make bold approach to take classy Juventus star on a free in summer 2022

Matthew Briggs
Federico Chiesa Paulo Dybala Juventus

Liverpool have “approached” unsettled Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala over a move to England in the summer, claim reports.

Juve have reached an agreement with Fiorentina to sign the much-coveted striker Dusan Vlahovic for €75m, including add-ons. And that has left a huge question mark over the future of the 28-year-old Dybala. The Argentina striker’s contract expires this coming summer and he can now speak to interested foreign clubs.

Inter Milan are also in the running for Dybala, who has been with the Turin club since 2015.

But Liverpool have seriously entered the fray, according to Sportitalia and Tuttomercatoweb.

The latter claim the Reds are “following the story” and they have “the satisfaction of the player and he is studying a proposal”.

Dybala’s future will be decided next month after Juve went back on their agreement with Dybala.

The striker and Juventus had shaken hands on a €10m-a-year deal until 2026. The former Palermo man would have earned €8m, plus €2m add-ons.

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The player’s agent Jorge Antunu even travelled multiple times to Turin to get the deal over the line. But, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus were determined to change the terms of the agreement, “primarily due to his physical issues”.

Dybala has made 28 appearances this season, but he has missed eight Serie A and Champions League games through injury.


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Allegri ‘happy’ with Dybala

He has 11 goals in all competitions, but it appears Juve officials have had a change of heart. Maybe as a result of paying out big money for Vlahovic.

 

Dybala refused to celebrate after scoring against Udinese this month, instead he appeared to stare up at the club vice-president Pavel Nedved.

Coach Massimiliano Allegri was asked about the player’s future after the loss to Inter Milan in the Supercoppa: “The front office takes care of contracts, not me.

“I am happy with Paulo. He did not start today because he had to recover some conditioning. We talked before the match.”

Liverpool have thrown their hat into the ring. Although Inter, apparently remain the favourites with Dybala fancied to reunite with director Beppe Marotta.

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