Juventus are reviving their bid for Lassana Diarra after the midfielder was dropped from Real Madrid's American tour.
The French player has been left at home along with Pedro Leon and Royston Drenthe, who are all now thought to be on the transfer market.
Juve had already been heavily linked with Diarra several weeks ago, but their interest will no doubt be increased by this news.
If Diarra is no longer part of Coach Jose Mourinho's plans, then Real Madrid could sell him for around €10m.
It would also fit in with other reports that Felipe Melo is set to leave Juve as part-exchange for Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi.