Juventus and Inter are battling for Olympique Marseille midfielder Mario Lemina, seen as an alternative to Axel Witsel.
He won’t turn 22 until next month and impressed last season as a box-to-box figure, scoring two goals in 23 Ligue 1 games.
According to Calciomercato.com, Juventus met with his intermediaries today and discussed personal terms.
They’re prepared to offer a four-year contract with wages of €1.8m per season.
Marseille want a €12m transfer fee and would accept payment spread out over two instalments.
Juve see him as an alternative to first choice Witsel, who costs twice as much from Zenit St Petersburg and is also of interest to Milan.
However, Sky Sport Italia insist Inter directors also had a meeting with Lemina’s agent on Tuesday.
Napoli have been linked, but appear to be pushing for Roberto Soriano of Sampdoria instead.
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