Juventus target Benfica's Joan Capdevila - report

The World Cup winner has grown unsettled at the Portuguese club and a January move to the Serie A giants could be in the pipeline

Juventus are weighing up a move for Benfica left-back Joan Capdevila, according to a report in ilsussidiario.net.

The Spain international joined Benfica in the summer on a free transfer as a potential replacement for Fabio Coentrao, who left for Real Madrid, but he has found himself behind Emerson in the pecking order at the Portuguese club.

Capdevila has been omitted from Benfica's squad for the Champions League group phase, with the 33-year-old's agent airing his client's disappointment with the decision.

Napoli have been mooted as an interested party and it is now suggested that Juventus have joined the race for the former Villarreal player.

The Turin-based outfit are reportedly looking for a new left-sided defender after loaning Reto Ziegler out to Fenerbahce earlier in the month.

The Spanish veteran, who has so far only made one official appearance for Benfica, has a €20 million release clause attached to his contract.