Italian daily Tuttosport has revealed that Juventus are stepping up their efforts to sign Italy international Alessandro Diamanti from Bologna.
The Bianconeri have successfully reinforced the attacking department by signing Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez, and they are now looking to inject more creativity to the side.
With Emanuele Giaccherini set to complete a switch to Sunderland, Juventus plan to reinvest the money in Alessandro Diamanti.
The experienced midfielder has long been a target for the Old Lady, with the Serie A champions currently in talks with Bologna over the player’s move to Turin.
While Juventus are prepared to offer €7 million for the 30-year-old, Bologna are holding out for €10 million and have given the Bianconeri until Monday to match their asking price.
The ball is now in Juventus’ court, who need to decide how badly they need a player who has been in scintillating form last season.
Tottenham eyeing Nelson Oliveira
Portuguese newspaper O Jogo understands that Tottenham are showing interest in Benfica striker Nelson Oliveira.
Spurs have so far failed to attract any high-profile forwards to White Hart Lane and they look ready to turn their attention to the Portuguese youngster.
Andre Villas-Boas is a big admirer of Nelson Oliveira and he is hoping to sign the Portugal international on a season-long loan.
The 21-year-old is widely regarded as one of the world’s most talented attackers, but he has yet to be given a proper chance to prove his worth.
Oliveira has spent last season on loan at Deportivo La Coruna, where he has started just 2 La Liga games, but still managed to score 4 league goals for the club.
Meanwhile, he made no less than 28 substitute appearances in the Spain’s top flight, but he has, nonetheless, kept his place in the national team.
Leverkusen keen on M’Bengue
German side Bayer Leverkusen have made an enquiry about Toulouse defender Cheikh M’Bengue, according to L’Equipe.
Having stayed without starting left-back Michal Kadlec, die Werkself are looking to sign a new left-sided defender, with the Ligue 1 starlet one of the first names on their hit-list.
L’Equipe has suggested that Bayer have already contacted the player’s employers with a view of luring him to Bay Arena in the summer transfer window.
M’Bengue has just one year left on his deal at Stade Municipal and has already made it clear that he would like to leave the club this summer.
The 24-year-old has been consistently producing promising displays for le Tefece and he feels the time has come to search for a new challenge.
M’Bengue has come through the youth ranks at Toulouse and went on to make 138 Ligue 1 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals.