Juventus have made landing Fernando Torres their main priority this summer, and have already made a €30 million offer for the Spaniard to Chelsea, according to Goal.com.
Torres struggled badly with Chelsea last season having secured a £50 million move to the club in January 2011, and went over 1,000 minutes without scoring a goal in the league.
His form has led to speculation he could leave Stamford Bridge this summer, and Juventus are reportedly in the running to end his 18 month spell in west London this summer.
Juve, who have been linked with a number of Europe’s leading strikers since the end of the 2011/12 campaign, have set their sights on Torres after ruling out a move for Napoli’s Edinson Cavani.
They have been priced out of a deal for the Napoli forward, who the Serie A club value at €70 million, and now they will look to make a move for Torres having also ended their pursuit of Arsenal forward Robin van Persie.
Goal.com report that Torres could be allowed to move on if the price is right, while Juve are also willing to include Italy international Sebastian Giovinco as part of the deal.
Torres could be reluctant to move with Didier Drogba leaving Chelsea this summer, allowing him a clear run at establishing himself as the club’s main striker, although rumours persist that Porto forward Hulk could be heading to the European champions.
The Serie A champions may also struggle to meet the striker’s wage demands – he is believed to earn around €10 million at Chelsea – but contact has been made and talks are ready to progress if Chelsea decide to sell up.
Torres is currently away on international duty with Spain at Euro 2012, and can help his country secure a quarter-final berth with a draw or victory over Croatia this evening.