Inter Ready to Pounce for Wantaway Serie A Star Dybala

Reigning Serie A champions Inter have not given up hope of landing wantaway Juventus superstar Paulo Dybala. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta plans to meet with the player’s agent to discuss the potential summer move.

Inter’s pursuit of Dybala contrasts Juventus’ efforts to tie the 28-year-old down to a new deal in Turin. Per recent reports, the Allianz Stadium powerbrokers have scheduled a meeting with the player’s representative Jorge Antun to kick off a new round of talks. 

Extension negotiations between Juventus and Dybala fell apart before Christmas as the Argentina international deemed the club’s offer of €8m-a-year wages plus €2m in add-ons unsatisfying. The player’s rejection of new terms has opened the way for interested parties to join the race.

That’s where Inter come in. The Nerazzurri are in the market for a new forward, particularly in light of Lautaro Martinez’s uncertain future at Giuseppe Meazza. However, Inter’s growing financial woes could represent a roadblock, as they would be unable to match Juventus’ initial bid. 

Yet, it won’t deter Marotta from giving the pursuit of one of the most highly-rated Serie A forwards a shot. Inter reportedly look to make room in their ballooning wage bill by releasing some fringe players, including Matias Vecino and Arturo Vidal. 

Martinez’s potential big-money switch abroad come the summer transfer window would free up more resources, which would allow Inter to get the deal for Dybala over the line. But Inter’s hopes of signing the ex-Palermo man will hinge on the outcome of upcoming talks between Antun and Juventus.

If the Bianconeri blow up negotiations as they did last year, Inter would be in a prime position to lure Dybala away from Turin. Marotta’s ability to acquire top players in cut-price deals or even free transfers is well-documented, so there is plenty of reason for optimism in the Nerazzurri camp.