Juventus could be frustrated again with news filtering through from Spain that Sergio Aguero will join Real Madrid.
The Turin giants were hoping to make a decisive swoop for the Atletico Madrid striker on Tuesday, raising their offer from €35m to €40m.
However, according to Mundo Deportivo, it is already too late to change their minds.
Atletico had been eager to avoid selling to their arch rivals, but Real are prepared to pay the €45m buy-out clause.
It's also reported that Aguero has asked his agents to delay progress until he has finished the Copa America experience with Argentina this month.
Another Spanish newspaper, As, claims Kun Aguero's family is confident he'll remain in Madrid and accept the move to Real.