Juventus are reportedly looking to add Keisuke Honda to their midfield engine room for the 2011-12 campaign.
According to a report in the Sports Nippon daily, the Italian club have been in talks with CSKA Moscow about the 25-year-old.
The Turin giants are looking to re-establish themselves in the Italian game after finishing seventh in Serie A this term and failing to qualify for Europe.
The Japanese international joined CSKA at the start of 2010 after impressing with Eredivisie side VVV-Venlo.
Juve are not the first Italian club to be associated with Honda after he was heavily linked with Milan a year ago.
A 2010 World Cup player, Honda has also been paired with a move to England – with clubs such as Aston Villa, Liverpool and Arsenal all keen.
The link with Honda comes just days after Juventus were said to be interested in Manchester United and South Korea midfielder Park Ji-Sung.