Fulham and Nottingham Forest are both in the background eyeing a deal for Bologna’s Lewis Ferguson, who can be secured for a potential bargain price of €15m.

That’s according to Tuttosport, who cover how the Premier League duo may be competition for Juventus, who are also considering a move for the midfielder.

The newspaper explains that Juventus eyes have been turned to Ferguson as they look to add a midfielder to their squad, and he continues to impress in Serie A, with three goals this season following seven in his first season last year.

His performances have been key to Bologna sitting fifth in the table and just three points from a Champions League place, something which would make it difficult to sell in January.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t interested parties, though, and while Juventus are now in the mix Fulham and Nottingham Forest ‘have liked Ferguson for some time’ while AC Milan are also keeping an eye on him.

Juventus have ‘shown the most decisive signs’ towards him at this point as they have a relationship with his agents, who also represent Federico Gatti.

They’ve been getting him signed to a new deal and in that process tested the waters for Ferguson, before sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli went to scout him in person.

He scored the winning goal in that game and that’s caused the Bianconeri to press, particularly as his asking price of €15m is half of what they would need to spend on other targets.

That’s also a figure Fulham and Nottingham Forest could easily afford as well and they want to start moving themselves if their interest is as firm and longstanding as Tuttosport suggest it is.