Juventus shares soared amid growing reports Pep Guardiola could leave Manchester City and is their first choice ahead of Maurizio Sarri and Mauricio Pochettino.
The race for a new Coach after terminating the contract with Max Allegri early continues to rumble on, with great uncertainty over the outcome or even state of negotiations.
After days of large-scale confidence Sarri was the main pick and will have talks with Chelsea today on the possibility of being released, Guardiola has returned to the front page.
Il Giornale, Quotidiano.net and Sky Sport UK maintain Guardiola was approached first in March and remains the first choice.
There are even suggestions President Andrea Agnelli flew out to Baku for the Europa League Final largely to talk with UEFA chiefs about the Manchester City Financial Fair Play investigation.
It is possible the Premier League winners will see their transfer activity frozen for two sessions as punishment for FFP violations, although a Champions League exclusion seems unlikely.
While other sources like Sky Sport Italia continue to push Sarri as the main pick, the fact remains that Juventus shares surged 5.1 per cent today just because of rumours Guardiola could be coming to Turin.
Other candidates include Tottenham’s Pochettino and Simone Inzaghi of Lazio.