Liverpool are reportedly readying an offer in the summer for Paulo Dybala, should the Argentine leave Juventus and become a free agent.
Juve have agreed a £63m deal for Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic and consequently, questions have been raised about Dybala’s future at the Italian giants.
The 28-year-old’s contract in Turin expires at the end of the season and Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are ready to pounce with an offer come the summer, though Inter Milan are still considered the favourites for his signature.
Italian outlet Sportitalia, as reported by Football Italia, state that Liverpool could technically begin negotiations now over a pre-contract.
A contract extension for Dybala had reportedly been agreed but Juve opted to hit the brakes until after the January transfer window.
The club are said to be considering offering a lower salary, meaning Dybala’s future is up in the air with negotiations having broken down for the time being.
Reports last week stated that Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta is keeping a close eye on how the situation develops with a view to offering him a move to San Siro at the end of the season.
It would be a big move for the Serie A leaders to take one of the best players from their rivals Juventus – who are fifth in the league and nine points off the pace.