League leaders Juventus are looking to wrap up a deal for Sevilla stopper Martin Caceres by the end of next week.
The Uruguayan international is wanted in Turin as boss Antonio Conte looks for some new defensive options.
The versatile Caceres is being targeted given that he can play as a right-back and a centre-back. He also knows Juventus and Serie A well having played for the Old Lady in the 2009-10 campaign.
Juve opted against signing him outright in the summer of 2010, instead sending him back to Barcelona once his loan deal expired.
The Bianconeri are attempting to sign the player on loan again and, according to reports in Italy, a deal could be very close.
Juve are willing to offer his present Spanish club €2m for his services until the end of the season with an option to buy in June for a further €5m.