Juventus has turned its attention to Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner as the club aims to strengthen its attack before the closure of the summer transfer window, Goal.com understands.
The Serie A champion had initially set its sights on Fernando Llorente, but has no intention to meet Athletic Bilbao's 36 million euro asking price, and the Basques have refused to lower their demands.
Accordingly, the Bianconeri are looking at other alternatives, and have targeted Bendtner after Manchester United's Dimitar Berbatov snubbed the Turin giant in favour of Fulham.
The Denmark international is no longer needed at the Emirate Stadium, and the Premier League side is ready to offload the towering striker this summer.
Juventus is pondering a loan move for Bendtner with an option to make the 24-year-old's stay at the club permanent at the end of the 2012-13 campaign if his spell at the club is successful.
Meanwhile, Roma striker Marco Borriello is keen on a return to Juventus, but the Serie A titleholder only sees the 30-year-old as an emergency solution.
The Italian transfer window closes on Friday Aug. 31.
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