Juventus are also in the running for wantaway Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, according to L’Equipe, as they want to create a super-team with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi has told Barca that he wants to leave this summer and that the clause in his contract allowing him to exit for free is still valid due to the extended lockdown.
However, the Blaugrana maintains the contract to June 2021 will stand and it’s reported President Josep Maria Bartomeu has even refused to meet with Messi to discuss anything other than an extension.
A legal battle is on the way, with numerous clubs ready to swoop in and make the most of the situation.
Most agree Manchester City are the favourites due to Pep Guardiola’s presence and their financial clout, followed by Inter and Paris Saint-Germain.
Now L’Equipe claimed that Juventus made ‘a discreet approach’ to Messi’s father, Jorge, who recently purchased a luxury apartment in Milan.
It’s certainly tempting to think of eternal rivals Messi and Ronaldo in the same line-up.
However, with Juve trying to cut down their immense wage bill, bringing in Messi would be a very risky approach.