According to Mundo Deportivo, Juventus are continuing to credit interest in signing Adrien Rabiot this summer.
The 24-year-old star will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the campaign and that is for sure, having rejected a new deal at the club.
A host of top European clubs are being linked with signing him, with Liverpool one of those hotly-tipped to make a move in recent weeks.
Talk of a switch to Merseyside appears to have cooled a little of late, but Juventus seem to be right in the race.
The Italian champions’ sporting director Fabio Paratici is understood to be working hard to get a deal over the line.
Adrien Rabiot has not played for Paris Saint-Germain since December, following disciplinary issues.
The midfielder is a top class player who will thrive elsewhere, but Liverpool look increasingly unlikely to be signing him.
The Reds manager may well be happy with the midfield options at his disposal, especially after the displays of Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita in Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over Porto at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp was also understood to have approached Adrien Rabiot and his mother who also appears to be his agent, but the move never materialised.
Barcelona were understood to be the frontrunners for his services but since the Catalan giants have landed the services of Frankie De Jong and will abstain from signing midfielders for Ernesto Valverde.
Meanwhile Liverpool are preparing to face Chelsea at the weekend when the Reds host bitter rivals Chelsea desperate for top-four finish.