It was reported earlier this week by Calciomercato that Liverpool could offer Naby Keita to Juventus as part of a straight swap for fellow midfielder Rabiot.
But now another Italian outfit, CMW, claim that the Serie A giants could ask for Firmino to be the player included instead in any exchange for the France international.
Rabiot is about to enter the final 12 months of his contract, and looks set to be sold. In contrast, the Reds plan to offer Keita a new contract while there has been no suggestion that Firmino will be allowed to leave this summer despite the fact that he has just one year left on his deal.
But according to the new report, Liverpool’s resolve could well be tested by Juventus, who are said to be looking for a new forward after the departure of Paulo Dybala.
But the report claims that, while Rabiot and Keita are both valued at £17m, Firmino is worth between £26m and £30m, so any ‘swap deal’ would have to include cash heading to Anfield.