Juventus are said to be showing an interest in Tottenham striker Harry Kane, and could even offer Paulo Dybala in exchange in order to persuade the north London side to part ways with their star man.
Kane made a strong start to the season with Spurs, finding the net on 17 occasions in just 25 appearances in all competitions. However, he has not featured since tearing his hamstring on New Year’s Day in a 1-0 defeat to Southampton.
While he has been stuck on the sidelines through injury, Kane has still dominated the headlines in recent weeks. Should Spurs miss out on qualification to the Champions League next season, Kane could consider his future at the club at the end of the campaign.
As a result, he has been linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City and Real Madrid. However, Tuttosport have seemingly decided that Juventus are also in the running.
The Italian publication initially reported on Wednesday that Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici had added Kane to a shortlist of possible signings for next season. It also reveals that the Turin giants want Kane to be Cristiano Ronaldo's 'new Karim Benzema' - a forward that can score goals, while also forging a relationship with the Portuguese star.
However, Juve are also said to be keeping tabs on Mauro Icardi, Gabriel Jesus and Timo Werner.
Tuttosport later published another report on Juventus' alleged interest in Kane, with the Italian outlet revealing that the Bianconeri would need to spend €200m on fee and wages if they were to push for a deal. And while Man Utd and Man City are also interested, it is Juventus that are leading the race.
There is, however, no mention of any bids that are expected or even talks. Nonetheless, they note that if Juve do fail in their pursuit of Kane, they will turn to Man City's Jesus.
The story is less convincing with each passing day because Tuttosport most recently reported that Kane is not actually Juventus' number one target - Icardi is.
Despite this, they claim that the Serie A outfit could look to offer star man Dybala as part of a deal for Kane, who is valued at around €150m. The Argentine, of course, came close to joining Spurs in the summer, but a deal failed to materialise.
A source told 90min at the time that image rights were an issue. The north Londoners could have continued to push but didn't believe Dybala's desire to move was great enough to go the extra mile.
Tuttosport's recent report makes no mention as to whether Tottenham would still be interested in Dybala, or if Dybala was open to the idea of joining the Lilywhites.
As for Kane, as per 90min sources, the striker's representatives are exploring options for a potential transfer away from his current club, with both United and City interested. And while Juventus may well be keeping an eye on his situation, their interest and pursuit of him seem to be somewhat exaggerated.
Source : 90min