The Uruguayan has been linked with a move to the Reds but Brendan Rodgers could be set to miss out, with the Turin club prepared to offer fringe players to secure a dealEXCLUSIVE
By Romeo Agresti
Juventus have turned their attentions towards making Bologna midfielder and Liverpool target Gaston Ramirez their next summer signing, Goal.com can reveal.
The Serie A champions have been linked with the 21-year-old for some time, and are now set to make a move as they look to add some more flair to their squad ahead of next season.
Ramirez has frequently been linked with a move to Anfield this summer, with Manchester City also reportedly a potential destination for the in-demand star.
Bologna sporting director Roberto Zanzi recently slapped a £15.75 million price tag on Ramirez, but Juventus are hopeful of lowering their demands by including a number of fringe players in the deal.
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Right-back Marco Motta is one of the leading candidates to leave the Turin giants for the Rossoblu this summer as head coach Stefano Pioli is also keen to bolster his defence.
Additionally, Simone Padoin could be on his way to Bologna after he was recently deemed surplus to requirements at Juve following the arrival of Kwadwo Asamoah.
The midfielder joined Juventus from Atalanta in January, but has been unable to secure regular first-team action at the Bianconeri.
The Old Lady could also face stiff competition from within Italy, as clubs such as Inter and Napoli have also been linked with the Uruguayan.