Maurizio Sarri is eyeing up a reunion with N’Golo Kante at Juventus and wants the Chelsea star to form part of his perfect midfield.
A combination of Aaron Ramsey, Miralem Pjanic and Kante is the triumvirate that Sarri believes would be the best in Europe, backed by a number of high quality options from the bench.
The Italian has never been the most demanding manager in the transfer market and prefers to focus on working with his squad on the training pitch.
He does not busy himself with minutiae of negotiations with agents and clubs but has made no secret of his desire to bring Kante to Turin.
The 60-year-old has made his feelings clear to the club’s vice chairman Pavel Nedved and believes the Frenchman would make-up the best midfield in Europe.
Juventus believe a transfer fee would be in the region £70million which is an accessible figure.
Sarri wants his midfield to be the most dynamic in Serie A and views Kante as perpetual motion.
He left Chelsea deeply impressed by the World Cup winner’s relentless motion and quality in midfield.
This season, Pjanic has become the beacon of Sarri’s aggressive midfield it Kante would offer even greater power and energy.
Frank Lampard’s youthful revolution at Stamford Bridge could mean that a generational change is taking place and the 28-year-old Kante might look for his next chapter elsewhere.
He might also be drawn by the allure of playing with compatriots Blaise Matuidi, Adrien Rabiot and Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.