Juventus have confirmed they are still interested in signing Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente and Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna.
The transfer window in Italy may have just finished, but the Bianconeri are already thinking about the January targets.
The Serie A giants were unsuccessful in their attempts to sign Fernando Llorente and Angelo Ogbonna this summer, but they look set to return for the duo in January.
The Torino centre-back is set for a starting role in the national team against Bulgaria, and Juventus transfer guru Beppe Marotta admits interest in the player.
“He’s a talent,” Marotta said to Tuttosport. “If he was put on the market then a club like Juventus would have an obligation to be interested.”
Angello Ogbonna is heavily linked to leave Torino for a bigger club in the near future, but Torino’s €20 million asking price is proving to be a problem.
Marotta was then asked to comment on Jose Mourinho’s statement in which the Portuguese said he expected Juventus to sign Fernando Llorente in January.
“He may have some precise information, he is always well informed. As long as he is on the market then he will certainly be of interest.
“We’ll look at our options in January – independently of Llorente.”
Fernando Llorente has less than a year left on his deal at San Mames, meaning he will be available at a cut-back price in January.