REPORT: Liverpool keeping tabs on Paulo Dybala as contract trail goes cold

Paulo Dybala rejected an extension in Turin at the start of the season, with no advancements in the negotiations, Liverpool join Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, PSG and Tottenham.
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Liverpool have joined the race to sign Juventus' Paulo Dybala with Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, PSG and Tottenham already reportedly in the running, according to Gazetta dello Sport, via Calciomercato

The Argentine has just over a year remaining on his contract in Turin and Football Italia have recently reported that representatives of the two remain at loggerheads in contract discussions.

It has been previously reported that the Italian champions offered the 27-year-old a contract in the summer which was rejected.

Juventus director and Ballon d'Or winning midfielder Pavel Nedved gave an update on the Argentina internationals situation, speaking to DAZN via Football Italia he said: "He has one year left in his contract and I have nothing to add to what Paratici and Agnelli already said. Juventus will evaluate every opportunity in the market.”

Reportedly, the contract which had been rejected would see Dybala earn as much as  €10million including performance-related bonuses.

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He has missed a number of games during this season's Serie A campaign and has sat out of all but one game since the turn of the year after he suffered medial collateral ligament damage in their 3-1 win over Sassuolo. 

The injury occurred just two minutes before the break but has returned to light training.

Gazzetta dello Sport via Calciomercato reports that Jurgen Klopp's side are among the clubs keeping a close eye on his contract situation.

Barcelona are among those interested in his signature but are currently in a well-documented financial crisis.

Liverpool's interest in strikers has intensified in recent months with the need for a goalscoring attacker highlighted as a result of the poor run in front of goal with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in the firing line. 

Dybala's contract is due to expire at the end of June next year and is currently valued at £55million. If the clubs fail to agree to terms of an extension, they will look to offload the former-Palermo attacker in the summer, otherwise face losing him on a free transfer next season.