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Juventus confirm Dybala future while ending Mo Salah swap links

By William Eldridge

Published: 18:30, 22 April 2019

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.

Salah to Juve? Five things you need to know…

  1. The links emerged last month after Tuttomercatoweb broke a story linking the two players with a switch this summer.
  2. Dybala has struggled for form this season, scoring just five Serie A goals in 27 appearances.
  3. In contrast, Salah has continued his excellent form and is joint-top of the Premier League goalscoring charts with 19 goals.
  4. The Egyptian has experienced Italian football and culture before with AS Roma and Fiorentina.
  5. 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.