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If a report by Tutto Mercato Web (via TeamTalk) is anything to go by, Liverpool might have been given a boost in their chase for highly-rated Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala. The Argentine international has been linked with a move to not only Liverpool, but also Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea over the last few weeks.
However, Liverpool appear to have shown the most interest in the player. According to the report by Tutto Mercato Web, Dybala may be forced to leave the Old Lady this summer as the Serie A champions seem keen on signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. The Champions League holders are said to be considering an offer of £88 million from Juventus for the Portuguese superstar.
Should the Ronaldo move to Juventus, he will automatically become the main man at the Italian giants, a situation Tutto Mercato Web believe will not go down well with Paulo Dybala. This could be to Liverpool’s advantage as it means the Reds can move in for their man. Although Jürgen Klopp already has Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino, he will still have space for Dybala too. The 24-year-old would will certainly be an upgrade on Firmino, who is a similar type of player to the Argentine in many ways.
Should Liverpool sign Dybala, Firmino would likely become a second choice striker at Anfield, but could still expect a lot of game time next season considering the Reds will once again be playing in the Champions League alongside the FA Cup, EFL Cup and the Premier League. And Klopp would then be able to play Dybala, Mané, Salah and Firmino in the same team since Dybala and Salah can play in the number 10 role.
Liverpool would be in a great position to compete for the title once again should they be able to land Paulo Dybala this summer, alongside what they already have in their team. However, the Merseyside club would need to spend big to sign the Brazilian. According to Transfermarkt, Dybala’s current market value is €110 million (£97m). It is hard to believe Juventus would accept anything significantly less than that given the talent of the player and the fee they are needing to fork out on Cristiano Ronaldo.
The price tag may be the only problem facing Liverpool but the owners could decide to fund the transfer. No one thought they would sanction £75 million move for a defender but they did in January when bringing Virgil van Dijk in from Southampton.