The reigning champions are looking into the possibility to add to their ranks in January, but could decide to stick with their current defensive options for the rest of the season
By Romeo Agresti
Juventus are closely monitoring the situation of Rubin Kazan defender Salvatore Bocchetti and Udinese centre-back Danilo, Goal.com understands.
The Serie A champions are in the market for defensive reinforcements having parted company with Lucio on Monday, and Bocchetti and Danilo top Juventus' wishlist.
The 26-year-old Bocchetti left Serie A for Rubin Kazan in the summer of 2010, and could be open to a return to his native country if the right club comes along. However, Juventus have yet to step up their interest in the former Genoa ace.
Danilo, meanwhile, has developed into one of Udinese's star players since joining the Zebrette in 2011, and Juve have scouted the defender on several occasions.
The 28-year-old has a contract with his current club until June 2016, though, and Udinese are reluctant to sell Danilo this winter.
Therefore, Juventus could opt to stick with Luca Marrone and Martin Caceres until the end of the season before deciding on whether to make a move for either Bocchetti and Danilo.