Liverpool and Tottenham target Han Kwang-Song was a firm transfer target for Juventus last month, according to the player’s agent.
Cagliari’s North Korean international striker has been interesting Tottenham with the player’s representative claiming earlier this month that “Liverpool were seriously interested” before the forward signed for the Italian outfit.
Han, 19, moved to Cagliari in 2015 and became the first North Korean player to score in the Italian top flight in his second outing.
He has scored seven goals in 19 appearances this season on loan at Perugia this term and Juventus are sure to go in for the player again in the summer after holding talks with him last month.
Sandro Stemperini told talian outlet TuttoJuve: “We sat at a table with Juventus and Cagliari. Marotta, Fabio Paratici, President Giulini and Cagliari Sporting Sirector Giovanni Rossi were all there.
“Given it was the last day of the transfer window and there were so many counterparts involved in the proposed deal, the two parties preferred to leave it and, probably, talk about it later with cool heads.
“Han is very happy to return to Cagliari, in the past few months he’s been really happy. We hope he can carve out a nice space for himself with that shirt. Giulini is in love with the lad as a footballer, he did everything and he was willing, in the case of an agreement with Juventus, to keep him on loan for a year-and-a-half.
“I can confirm that, apart from the Bianconeri, Napoli were interested but not as much as they were. Juventus were the only team that seriously tried to get the lad, up until yesterday.”
Calciomercato last month reported that Cagliari value Han, who has now returned from his loan spell in Serie B with Perugia, at €30million.