Juventus have offered €45m for Federico Bernardeschi, claim Sportitalia, very close to Fiorentina’s €50m asking price.
The Italy international is currently playing in the European Under-21 Championship.
His current contract is due to expire in 2018, but he has so far refused to pen an extension, so time is running out to make a decision on his future.
Fiorentina are believed to be asking for €50m and it seems as if Juventus have come closest to that with €45m.
This beats the proposal put forward so far by Inter and Bayern Munich.
Bernardeschi would also prefer to join Juve, but the Viola face a potential fan revolt if they sell to their arch rivals.
Sportitalia pundit Alfredo Pedullà insists Bernardeschi would be signed even if Juventus also strike a deal with Bayern Munich for Douglas Costa.
Negotiations there have stalled, as Bayern won’t budge from the €50m request and the Bianconeri offered €40m.