Wednesday June 27 2012
Hummels wanted by Juve boss

Juventus boss Antonio Conte has asked club officials for German international stopper Mats Hummels, according to reports.

The tactician is keen for a new centre-back and the Borussia Dortmund man is at the top of his wish-list.

However, it seems unlikely that the Turin giants will be able to deliver the 23-year-old given the potential cost of the operation.

Borussia value the former Bayern Munich player at around €18m – a fee considered too high for a defender given that Juve are hoping to use their transfer funds to sign a top striker.

Juventus are also interested in Portugal and Zenit defender Bruno Alves and they will attempt to convince his Russian club to release him on loan for 2012-13.