Juventus have again been linked with a move for Chelsea defender William Gallas in the summer.
The Frenchman will have a year left on his contract in June but negotiations over a new deal have stagnated over Gallas' wish for a hike in his wages.
It is thought the 28-year-old wants up to £70,000 a week if he is to stay at Stamford Bridge but he has so far failed to convince Peter Kenyon to yield to his demands.
Juventus are willing to make a lucrative offer to Gallas and would also be more likely to play him in his preferred position of centre-back.
Gallas is contracted until 2007 but under new Fifa rules he will be able to buy out the last 12 months of his contract, an idea he appears to be seriously considering.
"I admit it," said Gallas recently.
"I don't know if I will stay at Chelsea next season. I have six months to make a decision.
"I am 28 and perhaps now is the time to look elsewhere as I still have another five or six years of my career left."