Southampton’s Carlos Alcaraz has been on loan at Juventus since the winter market and the Serie A side have an option to make his stay permanent for €49.5m.

On May 18th, Gazzetta dello Sport stated the 21-year-old is keen on seeking an exit from the Saints and has already expressed his desire to continue at Juve.

Southampton have secured promotion back to the Premier League after sealing a 1-0 win over Leeds United on Sunday. This makes the midfielder’s stay complicated, according to Calciomercato.

The Argentine has clocked in 375 minutes from 12 games for the Serie A side and that isn’t enough for them to exercise the €49.5m buying option.

The report states Juve technical director Cristiano Giuntoli’s rift with Massimiliano Allegri had ‘deepened’ over the Southampton owned player, mainly because the manager wasn’t in favour of his signing.

Thiago Motta is set to replace Allegri, and Giuntoli’s idea was to seek another loan deal for the 21-year-old. The director sees Alcaraz as an ‘interesting prospect for the future’, but the possible deal is now made complicated by Southampton’s promotion.

Alcaraz’s ‘future depends on’ Russell Martin’s side, as they will have to make a decision on whether to include him in their plans next season or sanction another move.

Giuntoli is aiming to bolster his side’s midfield and extending the player’s loan deal means the director can be left with more funds to restructure the squad in the summer window.

Juventus want to gamble on Alcaraz’s future but without making the commitment to buy him, after their promotion it now looks wiser for Southampton to do the gambling themselves given they hold the risk.