Inter are ready to make a move for Paulo Dybala next summer, according to a report in the Italian media today.
A report in Friday’s papers said the Nerazzurri had ‘reserved’ La Joya for 2022, at which point he would be out of contract at Juventus.
FcInterNews.it have now confirmed Inter are one of several clubs keenly following the forward’s situation in Turin, where Dybala is unlikely to sign a contract extension.
If Dybala stays at Juventus beyond this summer and refuses to sign a new deal, Inter’s chief executive Beppe Marotta would be prepared to enter the fray and seek a reunion.
Marotta was instrumental in bringing the 27-year-old to Juventus in a €40 million deal from Palermo in 2015.
Dybala is now thought to be worth €50-60 million, given his contract situation and his persistent injury problems this season, but a swap deal is more likely if he leaves at the end of this season.
Juventus could explore the possibility of exchanging Dybala with Mauro Icardi at Paris Saint-Germain, or perhaps Paul Pogba at Manchester United.
The forward seems likely to follow one of two paths now: a sale in the summer, which Juventus are already considering, or a free transfer in 2022 (for which Inter would be contenders).