A week ago we covered claims from Italy that Juventus are considering signing Aleksandar Mitrovic in the January window.

At the time, we made clear that despite something of an arrogance in the way the story was being approached in Italy, it was likely that as soon as the Turin club came up against Fulham’s stance over the transfer things would change.

Now Tuttosport, a Turin newspaper, are going for it again.

They say Juventus are ‘hot’ for the Fulham player and he’s seen as an alternative to fellow Serbian Dusan Vlahovic. According to Tuttosport, ‘with all possible respect to Fulham’, Mitrovic’s current club isn’t ‘enough’ for the striker.

Fiorentina, who own Vlahovic, are also presented as keen, given they could lose their own star striker.

From Juve there’s been ‘expressions of interest’ and telephone calls with intermediaries on the London side of a possible deal. Yet again, there’s no mention of what Fulham would be looking for to agree to a transfer, and no attempt to even see things from the perspective of the English club.

Currently top of the Championship and well placed for a return to the Premier League, endangering that really isn’t worth it for Fulham.

So, with all possible respect to Juventus and the Italian media, this one still looks unlikely.