Juventus ‘want’ Leicester City star Youri Tielemans, according to Calciomercato.

Massimiliano Allegri is looking to strengthen the Turin club’s midfield this summer. After naming a handful of players, it’s the turn of the Foxes midfielder.

The website states: ‘And then there is a great blow that is being worked on despite the difficulties: Juve want Youri Tielemans.’

After enjoying an impressive campaign with the Foxes, where they went on to win the FA Cup and the 24-year-old scored the winner in the final against Chelsea, the Belgium international ‘seems to have reached the moment of definitive consecration’.

The Serie A side have followed the player from his time at Anderlecht. They are also aware it won’t be easy to take him away from Leicester, but they want to ‘try’.

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Juve chief Federico Cherubini and his team have ‘proceeded’ with Tielemans’ entourage and assured him he’d have a leading role under Allegri, if he decides to leave Leicester for the Old Lady.

The Italian club are ‘willing to put’ on the table a ‘rich contract’ worth €5m net per season plus bonuses.

Leicester, for now, ‘raise the wall’ and make it clear they have ‘no intention’ to sell him. Tielemans is a ‘real goal’ for Juve, and the stance maintained by the English club makes it ‘complicated’ for Allegri’s side to land the Belgian.