Juventus could complete the signing of Ezequiel Garay within the next seven days according to reports from Argentina.

The Valencia centre-back was linked to the Bianconeri for several weeks now since Leonardo Bonucci’s departure to Milan, and he emerged as the front runner from a shortlist that included Lazio’s Stefan De Vrij.

The 30-year-old Argentine international was previously linked with a return to Russia where he spent two years of his career, however it’s reported he declined the move for family reasons.

VarskySports in Argentina report that the Bianconeri are on the verge of completing a deal for Garay which could be concluded by the end of the coming week.

Valencia’s signing of Jeison Murillo from Inter on a two-year loan is believed to be an indicator that Garay could leave the club, given the strong relations between Juve and the Spanish side.

Garay enjoyed successful spells at Real Madrid, Racing Santander, Benfica and Zenit St.Petersburg, notching up an impressive 37 goals in 374 appearances.