Spending last season on loan at Juventus from Marseille, Mario Lemina became a permanent member of the Serie A champions for around €9m after the Italian club activated a pre-agreed clause.

However, this doesn’t necessarily mean the Gabonese international will be in Turin next season, as stories have started to emerge about a possible sale this summer.

This, of course, would be solely for profit purposes, and a fee of around €15m has been touted by various Italian newspapers, with a couple of Premier League clubs interested.

In their Wednesday edition Corriere dello Sport claim that both Stoke and Watford are keen on the 22-year-old, with RB Leipzig, recently promoted to the Bundesliga, also keen on the defensive midfielder, and the most likely to bid at this stage.

The Italian newspaper say that Juventus would be willing to sell, but it also depends on who they manage to bring in during the transfer window.

This could be one that could either drag on or disappear completely before reappearing magically once Juventus sign a midfielder.