Report Suggests Juventus Looking into Possibility of Snapping Up Sampdoria Midfield Duo

​Italian giants Juventus are interested in signing Sampdoria pair Dennis Praet and Lucas Torreira, according to reports in Italy.

The midfield duo have impressed this season in ​Serie A, with La Samp currently riding high in sixth place despite a poor recent run.

According to Gianluca di Marzio,​ Juve club officials met with representatives to discuss a potential deal for the pair, with Sampdoria rumoured to be interested in taking youngsters Rolando Mandragora and Alberto Cerri on loan in return.

The two ​Juve youngsters are currently on loan at Crotone and Perugia respectively, and any deal is unlikely to be put in place before this summer.

Praet, a Belgian international, has quietly gone about his business following his move from Anderlecht in 2016, with the 23-year old impressing despite a lack of goals since arriving in Italy. His performances this season have reportedly caught the attention of Juve, with manager Massimiliano Allegri looking to strengthen in central midfield.

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Torreira meanwhile has shone in the heart of Sampdoria’s midfield since his arrival from Serie B outfit Pescara. The 21-year old Uruguayan is a defensive midfielder by trade, but has chipped in with three goals this season, including the second in Sampdoria’s 3-2 win over Juventus in November.

The Old Lady have been linked with ​Liverpool midfielder Emre Can over the past month or so, with the German international believed to have agreed a deal to join the 33-time Serie A winners in the summer on a free transfer.

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