JUVENTUS are reportedly looking to sign Bayern Munich star Mats Hummels as a replacement for Leonardo Bonucci.
The world-class centre-back ditched Juve for Serie A rivals AC Milan in a shock move last week.
And Italian news outlet TMW claims Max Allegri is now targeting Hummels as the man to fill Bonucci’s boots in the backline.
The Germany international has only been at Bayern for one season and made 27 Bundesliga appearances in the last campaign.
However, it’s believed Carlo Ancelotti favours a partnership of Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez, leaving Hummels’ future in doubt.
It’s said the ex-Borussia Dortmund ace will seek assurances over his role for the new term by holding talks with club chiefs next week.
And if Hummels finds the answers unsatisfactory, Juventus are ready to make a stunning swoop for his signature.
The Italians have already engaged in business with Bayern this summer, landing winger Douglas Costa on a season-long loan with a view to buy permanently.
Medhi Benatia’s loan from the Allianz Arena was made permanent in May, with Kingsley Coman heading in the opposite direction.
In the meantime, Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has just arrived in Turin along with Milan full-back Mattia De Sciglio.
Fiorentina winger Federico Bernardeschi is expected to be Juve’s next signing, although Patrik Schick’s £26million switch from Sampdoria has officially fallen through.