LIVERPOOL will step up their interest in Juventus star Paulo Dybala and table a £80million bid, according to reports.
The Serie A champions have pulled off a huge coup by landing Cristiano Ronaldo for £88m and Dybala could one of the first out the door.
TyC Sports in Argentina report Liverpool will make their move as soon Ronaldo officially completes his switch from Real Madrid with contact already established with Dybala’s representatives.
Kop boss Jurgen Klopp is looking for a playmaker after the deal for Lyon star Nabil Fekir collapsed before the World Cup.
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Dybala, 24, travelled to Cordoba in Spain after Argentina’s World Cup exit and was not informed by Juve the Portuguese superstar was on his way to Italy.
And he has not been told if he will remain part of Max Allegri’s plans alongside Ronaldo next season.
Dybala has already welcomed Ronaldo to the club with a post on Instagram on Tuesday evening.
And the Argentine played an integral role in Juve’s domestic league and cup double last season with 23 goals and seven assists in 37 appearances.
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Ronaldo will be paid £26.4m-a-year for four seasons and the Italian giants will need to offload players to help balance the books.
Gonzalo Higuain was linked with a move to Chelsea but has said he wants to stay in Italy and link up with his former Los Blancos team-mate in Italy.