Juventus want to give Radamel Falcao an alternative to extending his stay at Manchester United by making Monaco an offer ahead of next season.
According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus have rekindled their interest in Falcao, after they failed to beat Manchester United to his loan signing last summer.
The reigning Italian champions had hoped to secure the services of the Colombian international when he was made available by Monaco after the World Cup.
Now Juventus are hoping that Manchester United decide against triggering Falcao’s €50m option and want to give him the alternative to move to Italy instead.
Juve are willing to sell a couple of first-team players to make the finances work, as Falcao would not come cheap. Players in the firing line include Fernando Llorente and Kwadwo Asamoah.
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The links to Juve come after striker Carlos Tevez hinted that he may not extend his Juventus contract when it expires in the summer of 2016. A return to play in Argentina could be on the cards.
The former-Manchester United striker has been the main forward for Juventus since his move to Serie A, and his departure would need to be offset.
Unfortunately for Juventus, who probably would like to get a deal lined up for Falcao, Manchester United seem intent to wait for as long as possible before making a final decision on whether to make his loan move permanent.
Concerns over his fitness, Falcao has only just returned from a long-term knee injury and has missed matches for United due to other complaints too, means that Louis van Gaal wants the striker to prove his health over the season, something he can afford to do as United retain the first option clause.