Juventus have targeted Sampdoria’s Patrik Schick and Lazio’s Balde Keita to bolster their attack in the summer.
The Bianconeri are working to provide Max Allegri with a stronger side for next season and according to Tuttosport, Juve directors Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici have already identified two main targets for the attack: Lazio’s Keita and Sampdoria’s Schick.
Keita’s contract with the Biancocelesti is due to expire in 2018 and he is yet to agree an extension. This could facilitate negotiations with the capital club, but Tuttosport note that relations between the two sides are not always easy and Lazio President Lotito has valued the Senagalese winger at close to €40m. Both AC Milan and Sevilla are also interested in the young talent who has notched 14 goals and 3 assists so far this season.
Meanwhile, Juve have reportedly opened talks with Sampdoria regarding Patrik Schick in order to evaluate various possibilities relating to a transfer including the cost, timing and the potential to include players in any deal.
Juventus are prepared to invest in the player but Sampdoria may yet renew Schick’s existing deal which may see a revised release clause or possibly remove it altogether. Despite Juve’s strong despite to sign the player, Napoli, Roma and numerous European clubs have also stepped their interest in the Czech striker.