Juventus have moved into pole position in a bid to sign Anthony Martial from Manchester United in the summer.
Martial is out of contract at Old Trafford next summer and according to Italian daily Tuttosport, the Italian champions have already entered talks for the forward over a move to Turin.
To help convince the 22-year-old to leave United, Juve are even hoping his France team-mate Blaise Matuidi can help with a summer move.
The Bianconeri have been long-time admirers of Martial having previously tried to sign the forward as a teenager before he opted to join Monaco from Lyon in 2013.
Louis van Gaal then signed Martial for a £36million fee, that could still rise to £58m, two years later.
But since the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager the forward’s place in the side has been reduced.
The emergence of Marcus Rashford as well as the January signing of Alexis Sanchez has led to more substitute roles for the France international.
Although Martial has made 40 appearances for United this term, scoring 11 goals, he has started just two Premier League games since the end of the transfer window.
Martial was also overlooked for the last-16 Champions League tie against Sevilla, playing just 23 minutes as a substitute across both legs as United crashed out 2-1 on aggregate.
Martial’s representatives have recently refused to confirm whether the forward would remain at United in the summer.