Juventus are trying to add a mix of youth and experience to their squad as they ponder moves for Bari youngster Andrea Ranocchia and Olympique Lyonnais stopper Fabio Grosso.
According to Tuttosport, Ranocchia is admired by coach Ciro Ferrara, who wants him at the club next year. The Italian Under-21 international is co-owned by Genoa and Arezzo, but he has been sent out on loan to newly promoted Bari.
Ranocchia is considered one of the best rising stars in Italy, and he gained tutelage from former Juventus midfielder Antonio Conte when he led the Galletti to promotion last year.
It is said the Bianconeri have already started to plan a move for the player, but he is unlikely to arrive until next year.
Meanwhile, the hunt for Grosso continues, but La Gazzetta Dello Sport claims Juve are reluctant to shell out for the 2006 World Cup winner.
The stopper is not seen as a priority signing in Turin, but he would bolster their defence ahead of this season's assault on Serie A and the Champions League. Voices suggest Lyon are keen on offloading the defender so they can save on his high wages.
The Old Lady will only move for him if his asking price is lowered to around €1 million, however, there are two other clubs reportedly interested in the 2006 World Cup winning left-back.
Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com