Juventus closing in on deal to sign Boca Juniors star Bentancur

The Bianconeri are trying to reach an agreement to land the 19-year-old midfielder in January with the possibility of loaning him straight back to the Argentine club

Juventus are trying to wrap up a deal to sign highly-rated Boca Juniors star Rodrigo Bentancur, Goal understands.

The Serie A club are looking to exercise an option in the deal which took Carlos Tevez from Turin to Buenos Aires in 2015 which allows them to sign Bentancur for €9.4 million euros.

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Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta is due to meet with Boca president Daniel Angelici in Milan to try and clinch a deal, with the €9.4m option set to expire in April 2017.

The Bianconeri are hoping to exercise the clause in January and are considering the possibility of loaning Bentancur back to Boca until June 2017.

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However, it is understood Boca chief Angelici is trying to squeeze out more money for Bentancur after claiming other clubs such as Real Madrid, Manchester United and AC Milan are keen on the talented prospect.

Bentancur has made six Primera Division appearances for Boca so far this season, registering two assists.

Juventus already have two Argentina internationals on their books in the shape of Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala.