The Metro is reporting that Italian giant Juventus is looking to move ahead of various English teams to sign highly rated duo Connor Wickham and Phil Jones. Premier League outfits such as Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea have been monitoring both Blackburn defender Phil Jones and Ipswich Town striker Connor Wickham. However, it now looks like Juventus will be the team to make the first move.
Italian sources suggest that Juve sent a crack spy team including general manager Beppe Marotta and technical director Fabio Guild on an intensive scouting mission of England and they reported back with glowing references on the star duo.
Now the fallen Serie A giants are debating putting their faith in the highly rated Englishmen for next season – as they attempt to revive their flagging squad, who are struggling to qualify for Europe. However, any move with be a significant leap of faith by Juventus and Italian clubs in general – because Italian clubs rarely dip into the British talent pool for players.
The impact of Jones and Wickham has caused the Italian side to take notice and now Juventus are considering a life changing double offer for the U21 internationals.