Liverpool are interested in signing Juventus forward Paulo Dybala and the player is “keen” on a move to Anfield, according to journalist Tancredi Palmieri.
The Italian reporter, who has a pretty patchy record when it comes to reliability, says the Reds have been in contact about signing the Argentinian international on a free transfer in the summer:
Liverpool have got in contact with Dybala to monitor his situation about not extending contract to Juventus,
according to @TuttoMercatoWeb @alaimotmw
Dybala would be keen to move to Liverpool
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) January 26, 2022
Supporters on Twitter are rather skeptical about the claim, not only due to Palmieri’s poor reliability, but also because they don’t believe FSG would finance a move for Dybala:
No thanks. Past his best.
— AlucardKing (@AlucardKing3) January 26, 2022
Not happening we don’t have the money with FSG
— Nico-Yuri (@Boromir_FR) January 26, 2022
This is 1000% made up. Shameless 😂
— 🇦🇱 (@BiLLMATlC) January 26, 2022
I’d take him all day, but let’s be real if he’s being monitored that means we aren’t interested
— Statto (@StattoLFC) January 26, 2022
We don’t want
— Trent Alexander Arnold till we OD! (@GreasyVibez) January 26, 2022
29 in November and always picking up injures – going to say rubbish on this one!
— Koda (@KodaK203) January 26, 2022
Dybala has been linked with various English teams over the years, including Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, but his wages and signing-on fees are thought to be extremely high.
The fact that he is available on a free does reduce the financial burden considerably, and the fact that he can play the false nine role does suggest he could be a suitable replacement for Roberto Firmino.
However, at 28 years of age, Dybala isn’t exactly that much younger than the Brazilian and his poor fitness record would also make him a less than attractive target.