As we all know, Juventus are longtime admirers of Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
The Serb will lead Maurizio Sarri’s midfield when the Eagles land at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday night.
But Federico Cherubini and company hope to see him in the black and white stripes the next time these clubs meet in Turin.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via JuventusNews24, the 28-year-old’s agent, Mateja Kezman, has been in Turin for the past few days, and the Serb could be willing to lend a hand to the Bianconeri in their search.
The source claims Juventus are not planning to meet the €100m price tag set by Lazio president Claudio Lotito. Instead, they will bet on the player’s refusal to sign a new contract to snatch his services at a reduced price next summer.
Milinkovic-Savic has been plying his trade in the Italian capital since 2015, with his current contract expiring in 2024.
On the other hand, ilbianconero explains that Juventus is willing to let Adrien Rabiot go as a free agent once his contract ends at the end of the season to leave a gap in the salary bill for the Lazio star.
While the Frenchman has shown encouraging signs of late, he remains one of the top earners at the club.
His current net salary is around €7m and he is reportedly asking for €10m to sign a new contract.
The source adds that Juve will carefully study their plan to take Milinkovic-Savic away from them and will try to understand as soon as possible whether Lazio will be willing to accept their offer.