Juventus are reportedly preparing to battle Manchester United for the signature of Birmingham City youngster Jude Bellingham during this summer's transfer window.
United were strongly linked with the midfielder last month but were unable to get a deal over the line.
The Red Devils are allegedly determined to sign the 16-year-old at the end of the 2019-20 campaign, but according to the Daily Mail, Juve are now firmly in the race.
Bellingham will not turn 17 until June but has been a key player for his Championship club this season, contributing four goals and three assists in 28 appearances in the second tier of English football.
Juve have allegedly joined Bayern Munich in the race for the midfielder with United now seemingly facing a tough task to secure his services during this summer's transfer window.
The England Under-17 international is still thought to be on an academy wage of £145 a week at St Andrew's.body check tags ::