Juventus are close to agreeing a deal for reported Manchester United target Dejan Kulusevski, it is claimed in Italy.
Kulusevski has been one of the breakout stars in Serie A this season while impressing on loan at Parma from Atalanta – with both clubs quickly realising they would have little chance of keeping him.
Manchester United were ready to make a January bid for the midfielder after holding talks with his agent, but it appears they have been beaten to it.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Juventus have found an agreement with parent club Atalanta for his permanent signature in a deal worth at least €40m.
The reigning champions would then loan Kulusevski back to current club Parma for the remainder of the season.
The Swedish starlet is said to have already agreed basic terms with Juventus, where he could sign a four-and-a-half year contract worth up to €3m per season.
Should the deal go through, it would mean Juventus have beaten the likes of United and Inter Milan to the player, who has confessed to having an affinity for Chelsea.