With the uncertainty surrounding Gonzalo Higuaín’s future at the club, Juventus will be looking to add to their striking options in the summer window.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s usual deployment on the left-wing means Paulo Dybala will be the only recognised centre-forward in the squad should Higuaín depart.
The Bianconeri are reportedly keeping tabs on a number of players to solve their striker dilemma. Here are a look at 5 they could realistically target.
Arkadiusz Milik is a player Maurizio Sarri knows all too well having signed him during his tenure at Napoli back in 2016. Since Sarri’s departure from Naples, Milik has been entrusted with providing the goalscoring bulk for the Partonopei, establishing himself as one of Serie A’s top marksmen.
Entering into the final year of his contract in the summer, it is unclear whether Milik will re-sign with Napoli – the Pole is believed to be keeping his options open after reportedly expressing his displeasure at being deployed in a front two under Gennaro Gattuso.
Milan and Spurs are thought to be monitoring the 26-year-old Polish international, though Juve have recently emerged as frontrunners in an attempt to lure him to Turin.
Potential Price: £46m
Banished by Inter after communication was severed between player and club, Icardi was loaned out to Paris Saint-Germain where he continued doing what he does best – scoring bucket loads of goals. Paris have an option to buy though it remains to be seen where Icardi will end up, he’s not exactly the predictable type.
The 27-year-old has scored 20 goals in 31 appearances for PSG this season as he continues to terrorise defences in Ligue 1. Rumoured tension with manager Thomas Tuchel over being benched for both Champions League round of 16 legs against Borussia Dortmund has intensified speculation regarding his future.
Moving to Inter’s fierce rivals Juve would be tough to stomach for fans of the Nerazzuri, though with his notorious wife/agent Wanda Nara calling the shots – stranger things have happened. One thing’s for sure, Inter won’t let him go on the cheap.
Potential Price: £85-£90m
Tottenham superstar Harry Kane struck fear in the hearts of every Spurs supporter with his cryptic comments regarding his future at the club earlier in the year. Kane toyed with the idea of moving to a more ambitious club as Spurs regress into mid-table.
José Mourinho’s stagnant Tottenham side have failed to gather any sort of momentum since the turn of the year, and with Juve reportedly eyeing Kane, a move to the Serie A champions may be an offer he can’t refuse.
A move to Turin would certainly increase Kane’s chances of lifting silverware and venturing deep into the latter stages of the Champions League. Spurs will demand an astronomical fee in order to prise him away from north London; can the Bianconeri pull this one off?
With Sergio Ageuro remaining City’s rampant first-choice striker, Gabriel Jesus’s opportunities for the Cityzens remain few and far between. A move away from Manchester would seem the only feasible option in his search of first-team football, and there are reports that Pep Guardiola doesn’t back him.
Jesus’ agent Giovanni Branchini has refused to rule out a sensational move away as Juve are reportedly willing to offer Douglas Costa as part of a swap deal. For as long as Aguero continues his prolific spree it may be a wise choice for Jesus to move in order to further his career.
If the Bianconeri are willing to offer the 23-year-old the first-team football he so desperately craves, the allure of Turin could prove too strong to ignore.
Potential Price: £55-£60m
Since arriving at RB Leipzig from Stuttgart during 2016/17, Werner hit the ground running, quickly becoming one of the most exciting players in the Bundesliga. Frightening pace, coupled with impressive finishing makes him virtually unplayable at times.
The cornerstone of Leipzig’s well-documented rise, Werner is now set to leave the club in the summer after four years with Die Roten Bullen. Long-term admirer Jürgen Klopp is keen to bring the 24-year-old to Liverpool, though Juve and Inter are believed to have held talks with the player’s agent.
Turin may be the ideal destination for the German international with Gonzalo Higuaín’s future hanging by a thread. Inter will need to sell Lautaro Martinez in order to satisfy Werner’s first-team demands, nor can Liverpool guarantee a starting place with Firmino holding down the centre-forward position.
Potential Price: £52m