Juventus have dived straight into the €35m race to sign unsettled Real Madrid starlet Isco, battling Manchester City and Milan.
Reports emerged in the Spanish media over the last few days that Isco had requested a transfer because of his poor relationship with Coach Rafa Benitez.
Tuttosport suggested Milan were in the running for a six-month loan, while English papers expect Manchester City to swoop.
Now La Repubblica claim Juventus have contacted Real Madrid with an offer worth €35m.
The 23-year-old creative midfielder had already been linked with Juve over the summer and the club failed to find a suitable alternative.
Juventus are in the Champions League and can offer Isco regular first team football, whereas he’d face more competition for playing time at Manchester City.
It was reported today that Juve were proposing over €30m for Borussia Dortmund man Ilkay Gundogan, but that money could instead be spent on Isco.