Juventus have agreed personal terms with winger Federico Bernardeschi, but Fiorentina are holding out for a fee of €40m.
Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that the Bianconeri will attempt to sign the player for less, with Fiorentina also demanding a further €10m in bonuses.
Juventus have reportedly offered Bernardeschi a five-year contract worth €4m per season, which he has accepted.
The two clubs are now set to continue negotiations in an attempt to agree on a fee for the 23-year-old.
Bernardeschi has informed Fiorentina that he does not want to stay at the club with a number of clubs reportedly interested in acquiring his services.
The Italy international, who scored 14 goals and provided 11 assists for Fiorentina in all competitions last season, has also been linked with Tottenham.
But Juventus now appear to be strong favourites to secure the signature of a player looking for Champions League football, after Fiorentina’s eight placed Serie A finish last season.
Bernardeschi has emerged as one of the most in-demand talents in Italian football, and Fiorentina’s sporting director Pantaleo Corvino recently admitted that the club had made him a “major offer”.
“I’ve had to take into account the fact that Bernardeschi doesn’t want to renew, despite Fiorentina having made a major offer,’ he said.
“Will he go to Juventus? I don’t know. We have the privilege of having one of the brightest stars of Italian football, we’ll see what we have to do.”