Juventus have entered the chase to sign Aaron Ramsey.
The Arsenal midfield star is also wanted by Liverpool and Chelsea when he becomes a free agent at the end of the season.
But Juventus hold a significant advantage over their rivals. Because the Wales international will be available on a free transfer, they can agree to a pre-contract with lucrative terms in January.
Without a transfer fee, Ramsey could command wages close to £250,000 a week.
Juventus, winners of the last seven Serie A titles, are six points clear at the top of the table in Italy and manager Massimiliano Allegri is a huge fan of 27-year-old Ramsey.
Liverpool and Chelsea have the attraction of allowing Ramsey to stay in England with his young family — but the prospect of a near-guarantee of medals with Juventus and the opportunity to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo could be crucial factors.