Juventus are ready to turn their attention to Liverpool forward Luis Suarez after seeing their attempts to sign Robin van Persie thwarted, Mirror Football report.
The Italian champions are in the market for a new world-class striker this summer, and have already failed in an attempt to sign Napoli’s Edinson Cavani.
The Bianconeri have been one of a number of sides tracking Arsenal attacker Van Persie after the Netherlands international spurned a new contract at the Emirates Stadium, but are being priced out of a move for the current PFA Player of the Year.
Juve are thought to be ready to take a step back in their approaches for Van Persie and will instead contact Liverpool to gauge the availability of Suarez.
The Uruguay international has had a controversial period in England since his January 2011 move from Ajax, with the South American spending eight matches on the sidelines due to a racism scandal last season.
Liverpool are keen to hold onto their talented forward, but their resolve will be tested by the wealthy Serie holders.
By Gareth McKnight