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Juventus could be close to securing a deal for PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi, with several media outlets in Italy reporting that the Bianconeri have opened talks with PSG over a move for the French international.
Sky Sport Italia, RMC Radio and Telelombardia are reporting that the Italian champions have made an opening offer of €15 million plus bonuses for Matuidi, who will be out of contract next summer.
A meeting will be held between the Serie A giants and Matuidi's agent, Mino Raiola, on Tuesday, where details of the deal will be thrashed out ahead of the proposed move.
Juventus contacted PSG in recent hours for Matuidi as well Aurier who's an alternative for Danilo. Bernardeschi is a primary target. (Sky) pic.twitter.com/ECPc46gP7o- Calcio Direct (@CalcioDirect) July 1, 2017
It is also believed that Juve have enquired about the availability of Matuidi's PSG teammate Serge Aurier.
Matuidi provides a cheaper alternative to Max Allegri's first choice of Steven N'Zonzi, who has had an asking price of €40 million placed on him by Sevilla.
Matuidi has been a mainstay in the PSG first team since his arrival from St. Etienne, six years ago. Image: PA
Speaking of his son's situation at PSG, Matuidi's father last month said, "A few weeks ago, Blaise was more interested in staying at PSG. Now the situation is much more mixed.
"PSG, and in particular their new sporting director, have been slow to reveal their intentions.
"For that reason we're listening attentively to the advances of other clubs. There's a feeling, rightly or wrongly, that everything said [by PSG] in the past few months is now part of ancient history."
The 30-year-old French international has made 290 appearances for the former French champions since moving to the Parc des Princes from St. Etienne in 2011.
During his six years in the French capital, Matuidi has lifted four French league titles, three French cups and four French League Cups. He has also accumulated 58 caps for France, scoring eight goals for Les Bleus.
Matuidi had also been a long term target of Arsenal and Manchester United, but with the Premier League pair's interest in him waning over the past year, Juventus seem to have won the race for his signature.
(H/T Football Italia)
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