Juventus and Real Madrid will both try to start talks with Christian Eriksen in January, as his Tottenham Hotspur contract expires in June.
The Danish midfielder will be a free agent at the end of the season, so can legally begin discussions with other clubs soon.
He has long been associated with both Real Madrid and Juventus, but the lack of a transfer fee gives the Bianconeri an extra boost.
They already snapped up players such as Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot and Aaron Ramsey as free agents and hope to do the same with Eriksen.
According to both the Corriere dello Sport newspaper and Sky Sports UK, Juventus have laid the groundwork for an Eriksen approach.
He will be 28 in February and joined Spurs from Ajax in 2013 for €13.5m.
Eriksen has scored two goals with one assist in 15 competitive games for Tottenham this season.
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