Liverpool winger Mo Salah is reportedly the subject of interest from Juventus.
Tuttosport are claiming that the Italian champions are genuinely serious about pursuing the Egyptian goal machine, and want to use Paulo Dybala as makeweight.
Salah, of course, signed a new deal with the Reds only last July (official website), and his contract does not include a release clause.
The Old Lady are understood to want to offer Dybala plus £44 million for Salah, who is now in red hot form for Liverpool.
Salah is the joint-top goalscorer in the Premier League alongside Sergio Aguero with 17 strikes so far. He also has three in the Champions League.
Dybala, on the other hand, has been nowhere near as prolific – he’s managed seven goals, five of which have come in the Champions League.
Could a Salah-Dybala swap happen?
This would be a highly unlikely move, with Salah seemingly very settled at Anfield.
He is adored by the Reds faithful and has only been with the club since the summer of 2017.
Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici has told Gazetta dello Sport (via The Mirror) Dybala will not be for sale this summer following the claim from Tuttosport.
The majority of Liverpool fans on social media were highly amused as they consumed the rumour.
I wouldn’t accept £50m plus dybala for Wijnaldum mate.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 14 February 2019
We’ll buy Dybala for 50M and keep Salah as well 😂
— Firmtastic (@europhic) 13 February 2019
Nope, 700m plus Dybala and Alex Sandro.
— Hayatullah (@Hayat_aL_Fatih) 13 February 2019
As a Liverpool fan, it’s no for me 🙅♂️ pic.twitter.com/af40qShCxy
— ☀️The Light☀️ (@LitaCPT) 13 February 2019
Nah, we could just buy Dybala instead and have him play up top with Salah, Sadio and Bobby in a fluid front 4. That would work.
— lfcfanscorner96 (@lfcfanscorner96) 13 February 2019
I’d rather we just buy Dybala to play with Salah, actually.
— Jürgen (@garymac21) 13 February 2019
Not a chance
— Liam Wraith (@liamwraithlfc22) 13 February 2019
Course not, but I’d take Dybala on his own
— Patrick (@OminousOx) 13 February 2019
If they throw in Ronaldo and a centreback in as part of the deal as well, then maybe
— arremangalarrempujulaerremangalarrempujula (@XipeTotec1931) 13 February 2019
£300 mil and Dybala and we will get Salah to send a signed shirt over 👍🏻
— _Kloppites_ (@_Kloppites_) 13 February 2019
200m and Dybala and it’s a deal. Otherwise back off our man
— Dylan Gill (@Dylan_Gill1) 13 February 2019
I’d love Dybala but no way at Salah’s expense. Never.
— Ghalib Taimur (@ghalibtaimur) 13 February 2019