Juventus have an option to buy Southampton’s Carlos Alcaraz for €49.5m, after signing him on a loan deal from Southampton in the winter market.

It’s been repeatedly made clear in the Italian media that the Serie A side don’t intend to exercise this option, even if they were to extend his stay.

Two days ago, Tutto Juve explained that the Southampton player’s agent is set to have a meeting with the Old Lady to find out their plans for his client.

Friday’s edition of Gazzetta dello Sport stated the Turin club haven’t yet made a decision, but again insisted they won’t exercise the buying option.

The Argentine has been restricted to less than 250 minutes of action from 12 matches with the Italian club. The report states Juve will try to sign him on a new loan deal, but it’s ‘not given’ the Saints will sanction another temporary move.

Alcaraz, for his part, is ‘already certain’ that he wants to continue at Juventus. The Southampton man has ‘already expressed his desire’ to stay and it has become stronger after winning the Coppa Italia.

Juve and Southampton will have to make a final decision on Alcaraz in the next window.