With the January transfer window comes the opportunity for clubs to swoop and secure free signings. Players in the final year of their contact will soon be able to negotiate with other clubs. A team that has benefitted from this in the past is Juventus.
The Seria A side have a successful strategy of securing bargain players in the final year of their contract. Last summer they signed Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot. Emre Can and Sami Khedira arrived before that.
Now, per Turin based outlet TuttoSport, Juventus are aiming for four different players; Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen from Spurs as well as Thomas Meunier and Leyvin Kurzawa from PSG.
Juventus are set to face competition for their signings with Inter Milan also reportedly interested.
Jose Mourinho was asked this week about the contract situations of Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.
"I'm not going to discuss these individual things," he said. "If I tell you that I didn't speak with Mr Levy about Eriksen, Alderweireld and Vertonghen, I would be lying."
"So, yes I'm speaking to Mr Levy about it."
At the same time, I speak also with the players, with all of them. We speak and try to understand every detail but it's not something I'm going to discuss. Important thing, really, is (they are) great professionals, big relationship with Tottenham, amazing understanding of what the club is and what we need from them.
So, all three ready to play, all three ready to forget the contractual situation.