The French midfielder is open to the idea of joining the Bianconeri but PSG’s high asking price is making negotiations difficult for the Scudetto holders.
Since the departure of Paul Pogba, Juventus have continued their pursuit on the mercato for a new central midfielder to fill in the gap left by the new Manchester United signing. Although the likes of Axel Witsel and Marcelo Brozovic are on the verge of being crossed off their shortlist, PSG midfielder Blaise Matuidi has now become one of the main targets as the window nears it closure. As per Tuttosport, Matuidi could see his playing time reduced under new manager Unai Emery and could push for a move away from the Ligue 1 champions. With six midfielders on the books and only two spots available, the lack of certainty in his status has the 29-year old already thinking about life beyond PSG.
Juventus have already proposed an offer of €25 million to PSG but it is €10 million short of their €35 million asking price. It is a price tag that Juventus consider quite high and are not keen on matching it due to Matuidi salary of €5 a season. If negotiations stall or fall through, Marotta and Paratici may turn their attention to Anderlecht star Youri Tielemans, who reportedly made a strong impression on Juventus scouts, according to Tuttosport.