Juventus are preparing their first formal offer to Olympique Lyonnais for midfielder Houssem Aouar, claim reports in France.
The 22-year-old talent is wanted by numerous clubs, including Arsenal and Manchester City, but Juve have been named as the favourites.
According to Footmercato, an official bid will be made by Juventus over the next few days.
However, Lyon are asking for €60m and it is very unlikely the Bianconeri will offer that much.
They will probably try to include several players as part of the exchange, or even a loan with option to buy arrangement.
During the 2019-20 season, Aouar contributed nine goals and 10 assists in 41 competitive games.
He provided assists in both Champions League clashes to eliminate Juventus, then two in the quarter-final win over Manchester City.