Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Juventus forward Paulo Dybala will not be involved in any swap deal this summer.
The Reds superstar had been linked with a move abroad to join the recently crowned Serie A champions despite seemingly enjoying life on Merseyside.
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- The links emerged last month after Tuttomercatoweb broke a story linking the two players with a switch this summer.
- Dybala has struggled for form this season, scoring just five Serie A goals in 27 appearances.
- In contrast, Salah has continued his excellent form and is joint-top of the Premier League goalscoring charts with 19 goals.
- The Egyptian has experienced Italian football and culture before with AS Roma and Fiorentina.
- However, it seems as if any rumour of a swap deal involving Dybala is off the table following recent comments.
Speaking to reporters after the club secured their eighth straight Serie A title, Juventus Director of Sport, Fabio Paratici, stressed that Dybala will not be leaving the club in the immediate future.
Ending all links with a switch to the Premier League, Paratici said: “Of course, Dybala will stay.”
“He is a Juve player and it’s obvious he will certainly remain.”
Salah still has business to settle in England
Since his move back to the Premier League – after spending a drab-spell at Chelsea prior to joining Liverpool in 2017 – Salah has developed into one of the most exciting and talented forwards in world football.
The 26-year-old has scored a mighty 67 goals in 98 appearances for the Reds in all competitions as Liverpool try and seek silverware on both a domestic and European stage.
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That is still possible, with Jurgen Klopp’s side currently top of the Premier League by two points – Manchester City have a game in hand on the Reds – with just three games to play.
Salah will also get to test himself against some of the very best as Liverpool take on Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final, with the Merseysiders hoping to go one better than last year when they lost 3-1 to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the final.
The thought of Salah moving away from Liverpool just as they seem to be starting a new period of success at the club doesn’t quite add up but such are Salah’s talents, clubs will always be hoping they can get their hands on the world-class forward.