Juventus are said to be intensifying the chase of Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus as possible replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Although it is being rumoured that Ronaldo will leave Juve this summer, the Portugal international is yet to give credence to the story but Juve believe it is better to begin early in pursuit of a replacement.
The rumours of a possible move away from the Bianconeri continue for CR7, who is currently preparing for Euro 2020 with Portugal.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports Juventus have already started looking for his potential replacement and have put Gabriel Jesus at the top of their wish list.
PSG forward Mauro Icardi and Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic are other alternatives for the Old Lady, as Massimiliano Allegri will need a new top-quality forward should Ronaldo move.
The new sporting director Federico Cherubini is moving on several fronts already, according to the report, and the renewal of Alvaro Morata’s loan from Atletico Madrid seems certain.
The Spaniard seems set to continue at the Allianz Stadium with or without Ronaldo.
But if Ronaldo moves to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, Icardi becomes a natural solution for Juventus and the Argentine was already wanted by Allegri during his first stint with the club.
But the newspaper highlights the Juventus managers have set their sights on two other top-tier candidates, Gabriel Jesus and Vlahovic.
Sergio Agüero has left Manchester City and Pep Guardiola is looking for a new striker, and rumours have emerged regarding a big-money move to Etihad Stadium for Tottenham and England star Harry Kane.
Manchester City must invest heavily to secure a deal with Spurs and Gabriel Jesus risks being sacrificed. Juventus have thus put themselves on the waiting list for the player and the Bianconeri are reportedly ready to act in advance.