Juventus manager Massimilliano Allegri has confirmed his side’s interest in Galatasary midfielder Wesley Sneijder, as reported by the Daily Mirror.
This puts them in direct competition with Manchester United, who are also thought to be keen on a move for the capped Netherlands international midfielder.
Sneijder is keen on a move away from Turkey in the January transfer window, having failed to settle in Istanbul since his arrival.
There have also been issues over wages, with Galatasaray reportedly missing payments to a series of their better paid players thus far this campaign.
Allegri has today confirmed that Juve are keen to move for Sneijder, but that it might be difficult to capture him, meaning that Man Utd could still push through a deal in the future.
He said: “It’s not easy to reinforce Juve, but we have some very clear ideas and it’s no secret that we are looking for an attacking midfielder and a defender.
“Sneijder has tremendous technical quality and would complete an already very strong part of the team, creating competition for places.”
Sneijder’s agent told the press yesterday that the former Inter Milan man would not be allowed to leave the Turkish giants for anything less than his £15.6 million release clause.