Liverpool are close to agreeing a deal with Juventus for the signing of Paulo Dybala this summer, reports claim.
Uncertainty surrounds the Argentine’s future after a difficult season in Turin and it understood Reds boss Jurgen Klopp wants another forward.
According to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato, the Reds are pushing hard to get a deal for the 25-year-old agreed before the summer transfer window.
Liverpool will have to fend off interest from Manchester United and Bayern Munich to land Dybala, and at this stage it is unclear how much Juve would demand to sell him.
Dybala, still rated among the most talented players in Italy, has often found himself on the bench this season following the Old Lady’s marquee signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
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He has found the net just nine times in 35 games, following a return of 26 goals in 46 appearances last season.
Reports have valued Dybala at £120million, however his goalscoring troubles may have influenced his price tag.
The versatile forward can occupy a multitude of positions, and would not look out of place in a deeper midfield position.
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Klopp deployed Philippe Coutinho in a no. 8 role before the Brazilian moved to Barcelona, and the Reds have not replaced his creativity in their midfield three.
Further up the field, there are doubts surrounding the futures of strikers Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi, while Real Madrid are reportedly launching a bid to lure Sadio Mane away from Merseyside.
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