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The Bianconeri have already spoken to the Serie B outfit about signing the goalkeeper, who has been previously linked with a move to Primera Division giants Barcelona

By Paolo Camedda

The agent of Nicola Leali has confirmed that Juventus are in talks with Brescia over signing the player.

Leali is considered one of the most coveted young goalkeepers in Italy and has previously been linked with Barcelona.

However, Fifa agent Graziano Battistini has revealed that Juve are close to sealing a deal for the 18-year-old.

"There’s no point in hiding it: It's true there have been talks between Brescia and Juventus over Nicola,” Leali's representative told “The Bianconeri are strongly interested in the boy.

“For now the situation is in standby mode, so we’ll see what happens over the next few days.”

Battistini also revealed that another one of his clients, Palermo’s Andrea Mantovani, is poised to leave the Sicilian outfit.

"At the moment we are waiting for Palermo to let us know what their decision is,” he explained. “Unofficially, we know that he will have to find a club, at least until June.

“I have scheduled a meeting with president Maurizio Zamparini and coach Bortolo Mutti and then we will know the official position of the club and we can move forward.”

Battistini did admit, though, that Bologna are keen on the versatile 27-year-old defender, who has made just five appearances in the league for Palermo this season.

"The city [Bologna] is certainly one important place, so now we'll see what Palermo say,” he added.