Juventus turned down a €160m Barcelona offer for Paulo Dybala, according to the Corriere dello Sport.
It’s transfer deadline day and the Blaugrana have still not adequately replaced Neymar following his €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Liverpool are still holding firm for Philippe Coutinho and Juve are doing the same for Dybala.
Some Spanish papers have suggested over the last 24 hours that La Joya was the target for a last-minute swoop.
The Corriere dello Sport has quantified it in terms of €160m, although other sources point to €115m cash plus €45m in bonuses.
Juve paid just €40m to sign him from Palermo two years ago and the Argentina international has gone from strength to strength.
This season he was granted the iconic Number 10 jersey and scored four goals in two Serie A games so far this term.
He contributed 19 goals and nine assists in 48 competitive matches for Juventus in 2016-17.
Dybala will be part of a new trident attack for Argentina in this week's World Cup qualifiers, partnering Lionel Messi and Inter's Mauro Icardi.