Juventus reportedly rejected a €60m offer from Bayern Munich for Arturo Vidal and Claudio Marchisio.
According to Tuttosport, the German club made contact with their Turin counterparts earlier this summer and they were ready to dig deep to net the duo.
Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes is understood to have been the architect behind the failed bid for the midfield two.
Juventus already rejected approaches from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain for Vidal at the end of last season.
It’s also not the first time that Bayern have gone for the Chilean given that Juve pipped them to his signature in 2011 when Bayer Leverkusen made him available for transfer.
Marchisio, an Italian international, is a youth-team product and is considered as a future captain of the side.
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