Juventus are looking to steal a march on a host of clubs, including Chelsea, in the race for Russia’s talismanic midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, according to Italian outlet Tuttosport.
The Italian giants are reportedly aware that a queue is gathering for the CSKA Moscow midfielder and want to get ahead of other potential suitors including the Blues.
They have reportedly seen an initial bid rejected but are in daily contact with the Russian outfit with regards negotiations for the man who has lit up the World Cup so far as the hosts have stunned the planet.
Although his future will apparently not be resolved until after the tournament, it appears that the Italian champions currently occupy the box seat, especially as they dither over the future of Antonio Conte.
As Chelsea slip behind in the race for Golovin, they must look to resolve their managerial situation quickly enough to impress reported target Jean Michael Seri of Nice, who is valued at £27m by Transfermarkt.
Sky Sports have reported that West Ham have joined the hunt for the powerhouse midfielder and when a move to the Hammers is more immediately attractive than a move to Chelsea, the Blues must realise that they have to get their act together pronto.