Juventus have reportedly opened talks with Brescia midfielder and Manchester United target Sandro Tonali.
The 19-year-old has featured in all five Serie A games for Brescia this season and he has been repeatedly called up by Italy before.
United are known to have sent scouts to watch the youngster, with rivals Manchester City also believed to be interested in acquiring his services.
However, Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Juventus have opened talks with Brescia's president Massimo Cellino as they seek to steal a march on their rivals in the battle for Tonali's signature.
The report suggests while no deal would happen before June 2020, the Bianconeri want to put themselves in pole position, with domestic rivals AC Milan, Inter Milan and Roma among the lengthy list of potential suitors, which also includes Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund.