According to reports from multiple outlets on Tuesday morning, Juventus sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli spoke with the club’s first-choice summer transfer target Teun Koopmeiners after the Old Lady’s 2-2 draw with Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday.

Koopmeiners’ name has been on the top of Juve’s list of desired midfield acquisitions for several months, according to reports in Italy.

Both Il Corriere dello Sport and Tuesday’s print edition of Tuttosport report that Giuntoli was able to catch Koopmeieners at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday night, but noted that the Bianconeri director would have only had a few moments to subtly pitch a move to Juventus.

Koopmeiners is believed to be worth somewhere in the region of €60m, although that figure could still increase come the end of the season.

Outlets in Italy suggest that Juve will look to include one of their younger players in a player-plus-cash offer to Atalanta.

Matias Soule, currently on loan with Frosinone, is the most likely to be sacrificed. He is estimated to be worth between €25m and €30m, meaning Juventus would still require at least another €30m as part of their offer.

Il Corriere dello Sport also suggested that Dean Huijsen could potentially be involved in Juventus’ offer.

Tuesday’s reports state that Juventus are keen to avoid a bidding war, as teams elsewhere, in the Premier League perhaps, could be prepared to offer Atalanta their asking price up front and in full.

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