Reports in Italy and Spain suggest that Juventus have made a bid to sign Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez this summer.

The Colombian has a contract with the Spanish side until 2020, however he’s been a peripheral figure at the club this season and could be allowed to leave in the summer.

Italian outlet Sportmediaset says Juve are ‘accelerating’ for the player in an effort to beat off any competition from Premier League sides, namely Liverpool and Chelsea, along with Spanish Champions, Barcelona. Spanish paper OKdiario make a similar claim and their director, Eduardo Inda, claims that Juventus have already submitted an offer for the 25-year-old who is widely expected to leave Los Merengues, although the exact amount is unknown.

Any prospective move could cost anything up to €80m, however despite the hefty price-tag, there are suggestions that Juve would be prepated to make a sizeable offer as they attempt to reinforce the midfield.