As the transfer window draws to a close, Juventus remain in the hunt for a midfielder and may opt for Axel Witsel.

Due to the problems arising from the Bianconeri’s pursuit of Blaise Matuidi, Juve have redirected their efforts to the possible transfer of Zenit midfielder Axel Witsel.

According to Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus have offered €15m for the Belgian midfielder whose contract expires in 2017, however the Russian side are demanding at least €22m.

The Belgian is believed to be keen on the move, especially as Juve have already agreed personal terms with the player.

UPDATE – 30th August

Zenit St Petersburg Coach Mircea Lucescu has confirmed that Axel Witsel rejected an offer from Everton and is now in talks with Juventus over a move.

“We had a serious offer from Everton for Witsel, but the player rejected it,” Lucescu told Dolce Sport.

“Now the lad and Zenit have two days to find an agreement with Juventus for a possible transfer.”