Juventus want Sampdoria's Antonio Cassano to replace Alessandro Del Piero at the end of the season.
Tuttosport claims Giuseppe Marotta and Luigi Del Neri, who need no introduction to the striker, were left impressed by his performance against Juve on Sunday during the 3-3 draw.
Cassano is seen as the ideal heir to Alessandro Del Piero's throne. His contract at Vinovo expires at the end of the season, and there are signals he will move to the United States to play in Major League Soccer.
Signing Cassano will be less than simple. He is valued at around €20 million and earns €3m per annum at Sampdoria. But Juventus are already on a collision course with Riccardo Garrone, the Doria president.
On Monday he told Il Secolo XIX of his annoyance with Juventus for becoming restless over the Italian ace.
"I don't want to cause more drama. I want to repeat what we have already said in the past. I hope Cassano remains in Genoa with Sampdoria," Garrone said.
"I hope he stays here until the end of his career. I think that both parties want this to happen.
"Plenty of people have been saying it's the players who push agents for them to change teams, but I can add that some pushing, in this case from Juventus, has to stop."
Meanwhile, Wolfsburg are back on Mohammed Sissoko's tail. The Germans are ready to offer €10m for the Malian in January, but Juve would have to find a replacement.
Sampdoria's Angelo Palombo is on the list of possible alternatives to Sissoko.