Juventus are to make a fresh attempt to sign Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic in January and are ready to offer 27m euros.
The Serbian was strongly linked with a move to the Italian champions during the summer transfer as they tried and failed to find a replacement for Paul Pogba following his move to Manchester United.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Blaise Matuidi and Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel both reportedly spoke to Juve about a switch but moves failed to materialise.
The Bianconeri have now switched their focus to Matic, according to reports, and are ready to make a big money offer in the new year in the hope of tempting Chelsea into talks.
The 28-year-old has been a regular in Antonio Conte’s teams this season, starting eight times, but has struggled to rediscover the form that made him such an asset when Chelsea won the title in 2015.