• Liverpool has its sights on Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, a report said
  • A Premier League legend thinks Dybala can take the role of Roberto Firmino in Liverpool's attack
  • Chelsea and Manchester United are also linked to the Argentine, per reports

Liverpool could be looking to seal a deal for a Serie A star.

Aside from Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala has also been one of the most talked about stars in Juventus. The pair is being linked to a move away from Turin with the latter now believed to be on Liverpool’s radar, Spanish outlet El Gol Digital reported.

According to the report, the Reds are considering making a formal bid for Dybala, who is entering the final year of his current deal with Juventus.

Ahead of the potential transfer, Premier League legend Paul Robinson explained how Liverpool could benefit from a “phenomenal” signing like Dybala. For Robinson, the 27-year-old would be a “massive addition” to Jurgen Klopp’s attack and could even replace one of the Reds’ front trio.

“It is very hard to find players who can join or disrupt Liverpool’s front three,” Robinson told Football Insider. “They have misfired this year but [Diogo] Jota has come in and has forced Jurgen Klopp’s hand into playing all four of them at times.”

“The front three are not invincible, they have been nowhere near the level of performance of previous years so someone like [Paulo] Dybala coming in would add another dimension,” he added. “Liverpool should go for him because he is capable of playing across the front line and he would be a great option as a false nine. He would be phenomenal in that Firmino role. He would be a massive addition to any squad.”

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala said he has tested positive for coronavirus but was 'perfectly fine'
Dybala has been at Juventus since the 2015-16 season. AFP / Isabella BONOTTO

Dybala’s future with Juventus is still uncertain. Recent reports from Italy said that the renewal of his contract will depend on how he will perform for the remainder of the season.

It is also said that Juve might opt to cash in on Dybala rather than lose him on a free transfer next year.

Apart from Liverpool, big-name Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester United are also linked to Dybala. Juventus is said to be keen on bringing back its former talisman Paul Pogba, and the Italian outfit might consider dealing Dybala in the process, Italian outlet La Nazione reported (via Sport Witness).

Dybala has scored three goals and contributed two assists in 16 appearances for Juventus this season. However, he is currently sidelined with a knee injury.

According to the club’s manager Andrea Pirlo, it might take “a week or two” before he could make his return.

“We are all waiting for Paulo Dybala, who will have a week or two more to work in time for his return,” Pirlo told reporters ahead of their Benevento clash.