Tuttosport understands Juventus will step up their interest in Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci when the transfer window opens again in January.
The Bianconeri desperately need to reinforce their backline in light of a spate of serious injuries, which are generating concern in Turin.
Beppe Marotta has forged a good relationship with Stuttgart, which stems from the deal the two clubs did for Cristian Molinaro.
He will now ask about the prospect of taking Tasci on loan in January until the end of the season with a view to a permanent transfer.
Juventus are also looking to strengthen their squad at the full-back position and hope to find value in the German market.
Hoffenheim's Andreas Beck has been mooted as Juventus' No 1 choice for the role.