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Liverpool transfer gossip: Juventus still open to trading Paulo Dybala and £44m to sign Mohamed Salah this summer


Juventus are still open to trading Paulo Dybala to Liverpool if it means they can sign Mohamed Salah this summer, according to reports in Italy.

The Serie A champions have been linked with a strong interest in the Egyptian ace, with club bosses keen to bring him back to Italian football.

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Reports back in February claimed Juve were willing to part with Argentina international Dybala PLUS £44million to land Salah.

But the story is gathering pace again in the Italian press, with Tuttomercato claiming the offer remains on the table and Juve want to deal to happen.

Salah is well known to Juventus chiefs from his two previous Serie A spells with Fiorentina and Roma.

He was even on the Turin club’s radar during his time on loan in Florence from Chelsea, before Roma got their first. He spent one year there before joining Liverpool in 2017 for a bargain price of £34m.


Salah’s stock has risen considerably since then, after a season-and-a-half of free-scoring form for the Reds which has seen him plunder an incredible 64 goals and provide 25 assists in 93 games.

That form has seen him linked with Real Madrid, as well as Juventus, but the Italian side are keen not to be beaten to him again and are reportedly ready to make their mouth-watering offer.

Dybala is one of Juventus’ top stars, but he has taken a back seat role in the team since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo – scoring just nine goals in 35 games this season.

Dybala has found opportunities hard to come by since Ronaldo joined the club

The report claims Juventus are concerned the forward pair are incompatible as a duo, and are ready to give up the young Argentine if it means bringing in Salah as a replacement.

It is said Juve chiefs see Ronaldo and the Liverpool ace as a potentially ‘devastating’ partnership and will pull out all the stops to land him this summer.

Unfortunately for the Italians, though, Liverpool have a lot a bargaining power. Salah only signed a new five-year deal with the Merseyside club last July, and it does not feature a buy-out clause.

Moreover, it is claimed the Reds value their Kop hero at £150million, at least.

That is not lost on Juventus, the report says, but they are hoping the fact Dybala is two years younger at 25 would play into their favour.

 

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