Juventus scout PSV Eindhoven quartet

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Juventus appear as if they could pose a serious threat to the transfer hopes of the likes of Manchester UnitedChelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham in the future.

According to reports in Italy brought to our attention by the Daily Star, the dominant Serie A champions deployed scouts to watch four PSV players during Sunday's Eredivisie clash with Heerenveen, two of which - Memphis Depay and Zakaria Bakkali - have been heavily linked with moves to the Premier League's biggest clubs in recent months.

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Bakkali interest

Bakkali - rather optimistically dubbed the 'new Eden Hazard' by some media sources - has recently attracted the attention of each of those aforementioned top-flight clubs, with the Belgian international performing well at Philips Stadion last season after breaking into the first-team setup on a consistent basis.

The 18-year-old - who made his senior international debut in 2013 but was not selected to travel to the recent World Cup in Brazil - has also been making headlines due to his ongoing contract situation.

Bakkali has just one year remaining on his current deal yet appears rather reluctant to sign an extension, something which has obviously alerted some of European football's most reputable heavyweights.

Depay on the move?

Whereas Bakkali was unfortunately denied a World Cup berth, club teammate Depay did earn selection and subsequently found himself at the centre of a barrage of transfer speculation after impressing at the tournament in short bursts for Louis van Gaal's Netherlands.

Both Tottenham and Manchester United are said to have been eager to swoop for the 20-year-old - whose good form has earned him his own somewhat premature 'new Cristiano Ronaldo' nickname - as Mauricio Pochettino looked to bolster his rather threadbare strikeforce and Van Gaal presumably hoped improve his options at Old Trafford with the addition of exciting players he had experience of coaching previously.

Juventus intentions

Quite whether Juventus are plotting an audacious deal for Bakkali, Depay and fellow PSV starlets Jeffrey Bruma and Georginio Wijnaldum is unclear, but it seems clear that they do nevertheless retain a significant interest in the trio.

The reigning Serie A champions have made a typically impressive start to the 2014/15 season and Saturday's comfortable 3-0 triumph away to Atalanta preserved Massimiliano Allegri's side's perfect start.

Juventus clearly boast the best squad in Italian football at present, although new additions may be necessary for the Old Lady to take the next step and begin challenging for honours on the European front once again - particularly with speculation concerning Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba refusing to relent.

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