Juventus will push to sign Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel in the January transfer window.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Zenit are prepared to sell the 27-year-old Belgian midfielder in January rather than lose him on a free transfer next summer.

Juve are reported to have made a take-it-or-leave-it offer of €6m for Witsel which the Russian club are prepared to accept. The midfielder had previously traveled to Turin in to complete a transfer in the summer, only for the deal to collapse at the last minute.

The Bianconeri will be without the services of Kwadwo Asamoah and Mario Lemina in January when the duo leave for the African Cup of Nations. Witsel is expected to plug the gap in midfield and is eligible to play in the Champions League when the squads are revised in January.