Juventus could join the likes of Liverpool in the race for Benfica winger Nicolas Gaitan, [football] direct news understands. The Argentine attacker has been a stand-out performer for the Portuguese giants in recent seasons, showing plenty of creativity and an eye for goal from midfield.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });The 26-year-old has recently been linked with both Liverpool and Manchester United, but it has now emerged that Juventus are also keen on signing the player as they seek reinforcements in the wide areas this summer. The Italian giants have previously been linked with the likes of Ezequiel Lavezzi and Xherdan Shaqiri, but may now move for a player who might be a slightly cheaper option in Gaitan. The former Boca Juniors star’s current contract expires in 2016, and although there have been reports that he is ready to extend his stay at the club, Juve are hopeful of persuading him to make the switch to Serie A instead. We’re still interested in Gaitan, but with clubs like Juventus also interested it will be difficult, a Liverpool insider explained. “They’re a big club who’ve had a lot of success recently, so you can understand it would be a tempting move for him.”Read more Liverpool transfer news.