Juventus are spinning the globe for strikers in an attempt to reconfigure the geography of their strike force, and the marker points to Real Madrid's Karim Benzema and Manchester United's Federico Macheda.
A proxy is needed for Amauri, who is out for two months with a knee ligament injury, and Benzema is seen as the man who can sustain them through tough times.
But signing him will require power and cash to convince Madrid. Florentino Perez, the Merengues president, sees Benzema as a badge for the future and he is unwilling to sell.
Il Corriere dello Sport claims a €22 million bid could prove refulgent though and enough to spark the first twists of the wrench to loosen the secure bolt tying the Frenchman in Spain.
However, should that move fail, United's Macheda is on the list. Though his agent has shattered those ambitions, claiming he knows nothing of a Juventus interest.