Juventus could rival the likes of Manchester United for the signing of Torino forward Alessio Cerci, FootballDirectNews.com understands.
The Italian giants are in the market for new signings upfront this summer, with the likes of Mirko Vucinic and Fabio Quagliarella likely to leave the club, while the future of loan signing Pablo Osvaldo remains uncertain. Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic has also been linked as one of Juve’s top targets, though they may now look to make a raid on their local rivals Torino for the in-form Cerci, who has 13 goals and nine assists this season.
The 26-year-old, formerly of Roma and Fiorentina, has caught the eye of several top clubs in recent months, and his playing style has drawn comparisons with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
It remains to be seen if the player will want to remain in Italy when he will likely have a vast number of clubs to choose from, but Torino may also want to resist selling their star player to one of their rivals. Juventus are hoping to strengthen their squad to cope with the demands of Champions League football next season, with the reigning Italian champions having struggled in the competition over the last couple of seasons.