Juventus are trying to persuade Genoa into selling teen sensation Pietro Pellegri for below their asking price, according to Tuttosport (via Calciomercato.com).
The Sun reported last week that Genoa president Enrico Preziosi is seeking £40m for the 16 year old, but Juve are looking at ways of offering the Italian side a string of add-ons and bonuses which would reduce the up front cost of signing the striker.
The Serie A champions are reportedly trying to head off interest from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Monaco, Inter Milan and AC Milan, by offering a deal now before a bidding war takes place in the January transfer window.
Juventus’s CEO Beppe Marotta and sporting director Fabio Paratici are said to to be developing a proposal that includes bonuses for future appearances, and other conditions, which will reduce the initial transfer fee.
Considering the huge interest from other clubs though, Genoa are in a very strong position, and are likely to keep their options open rather than accepting a deal now that has so many conditions attached to it.