Juventus are reportedly looking to close a deal for Sandro Tonali of Brescia, to ensure they get the jump on their rivals.

The youngster has been compared to Andrea Pirlo, and he made his debut for Italy in a friendly with the USA last month.

Milan, Napoli and Chelsea have all been linked, but today’s Tuttosport says the Bianconeri want to close things quickly.

Juve want to avoid making the same mistake which saw Marco Verratti join Paris Saint-Germain, as they’d agreed a deal with the boyhood Juventus fan but his club accepted a €13m bid from PSG.

Brescia President Massimo Cellino is speaking with the Old Lady’s sporting director Fabio Paratici, who is determined to get a deal done.

However, the Rondinelle won’t let him go cheap, with Brescia valuing Tonali at around €25m.

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Football Italia staff