Tuttosport have revealed that Juventus are one of three Serie A clubs eyeing a move for Eintracht Frankfurt centre-back Evan Ndicka, who was previously reported to be on Tottenham’s radar.
Spurs’ pursuit of a left-sided centre-back during the summer transfer window was well-publicised, with Ndicka alleged to be one of the names on the North London club’s radar at the time (Foot Mercato).
Antonio Conte’s men snapped up Clement Lenglet on a season-long loan deal instead while his fellow Frenchman Ndicka stayed put at Frankfurt.
The Lilywhites got a close look at the centre-back in their two Champions League group stage clashes against the Bundesliga side and it remains to be seen whether they will reignite their interest in the 23-year-old, whose current contract at Deutsche Bank Park runs out next summer (Transfermarkt).
Calciomercato.it claimed last month that Frankfurt would be ready to sell Ndicka for a cut-price fee in the region of €8m-€9m (£7m-£7.8m) in January in order to avoid losing him on free in the summer.
According to TuttoSport’s latest update, Juventus are plotting a move for the Frenchman when the transfer window opens.
The report explains that Massimiliano Allegri’s men want to push through a cut-price deal for Ndicka and believe they can win the race for the centre-back despite facing competition from Serie A rivals AS Roma and Inter Milan.
Tuttosport add that Juve have a good relationship with the Frankfurt hierarchy and hope to use that to their advantage in their pursuit of the former Auxerre man.
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Ndicka was impressive in the Champions League clashes against Spurs and he would arguably be a cheaper alternative to the likes of Alessandro Bastoni and Josko Gvardiol.
However, Tottenham are unlikely to be in the market for a left-sided centre-back until next summer and will miss out on the Frenchman if he leaves Frankfurt in January.
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