Juventus are ready to renew their interest in Chelsea star Oscar as his future at Stamford Bridge becomes shrouded in doubt, according to Tuttosport.
The Serie A giants were keen on landing the Brazilian throughout the summer with Massimiliano Allegri desperate to bring in an attacking midfielder to help replace several departing stars.
Juve lost Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Carlos Tevez in the summer as Allegri undertook a significant transition from an ageing side that had claimed four consecutive Serie A titles.
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Mesut Ozil, Oscar and Ramires were all linked at one point or another, but Juve couldn't get any of the deals over the line with the Premier League clubs refusing to sell.
However, they are ready to go back in for Oscar in January after receiving encouragement that the Blues could now be ready to sell.
Oscar's form has rapidly declined over the past few months and with Chelsea struggling in the Premier League, Jose Mourinho is ready to make drastic changes in the January transfer window. According to reports, he is ready to sell up to four first-team stars, including Oscar.
Juventus have, according to the same report, sent sporting director Fabio Paratici to hold talks with the west London club in the hope they can start the ball rolling on a potential deal.
The Serie A champions want to pay around £21million for the midfielder, which is £9m less than what Chelsea wanted over the summer. However, with Oscar's dip in form, they may have to settle for less.
Chelsea and Juventus have a good working relationship after they negotiated with each other over the summer.
Juan Cuadrado completed his season-long loan move to Turin, while there are also believed to have been advanced talks between the two clubs regarding a big deal for Paul Pogba.