Juventus are reportedly stepping up their attempts to sign Angelo Ogbonna from rivals Torino.
The Italian international defender would be for sale for the right price, which is believed to be around €10m-€12m.
According to Sky Sport Italia, the Bianconeri have made concrete steps to open negotiations with Toro.
They hope to secure a deal before Premier League clubs such as Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United prepare formal offers, while there is also Italian interest from Napoli and Milan.
Ogbonna turned 25 this week and his contract holds him to the Granata until June 2016.
He made only 22 Serie A appearances this season, as he was out for two months following a hernia operation.