Juventus to make shock £22.5million bid for Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini if they fail to land No1 target Blaise Matuidi

This is exclusively reported by thesun.co.uk

The shock 3-2 defeat to Lazio in the Italian Super Cup has seen Massimiliano Allegri’s need for new additions only intensify.

JUVENTUS have made Marouane Fellaini one of their top targets as they look to bolster their midfield. Blaise Matuidi is still the Bianconeri’s first choice and reports in Italy suggest a deal with the current Paris Saint-Germain man could be reached by the weekend.

Reported interest from Galatasaray led Jose Mourinho to admit it would be easier for a club to sign him than it would be the Belgian. However, Juventus are hopeful Nemanja Matic’s impressive start to life at Manchester United may see the ‘Special One’ soften his stance. Massimiliano Allegri wants to bring in two central midfielders in before the summer transfer window slams — and the need for new faces have intensified following a shock loss to Lazio in the Italian Super Cup.

But, should they complete a deal for Matuidi, they would only be willing to pay around £22.5million to sign Fellaini. And United are unlikely to accept that for a player they would rather not sell.