​Steven N'Zonzi has been tipped to join Juventus this summer as the Italian champions reignite their interest in the Sevilla star.


Tu Diras - presenter for Catalan-based radio station RAC1 - has alleged that the DR Congo international is one of a number of summer transfer targets for I Bianconeri as Massimiliano Allegri attempts to rectify the lack of physicality in his midfield.


N'Zonzi has been linked with trading La Liga for Serie A since the turn of the year, and Juventus were thought to be weighing up a bid for N'Zonzi during the January transfer window before turning their attentions to other players.

Diras' claims are backed up by a report in Gazzetta Dello Sport (via ​Football Italia) that suggested Allegri has a wishlist of potential new recruits that he longs to bring to Turin, and N'Zonzi is high among his list of priorities.


The 28-year-old would provide steel and a physical presence within Juventus' centre midfield areas, and his ability to break up the play and act as a box-to-box midfielder would help the Champions League finalists try to continue to dominate Italian football for the foreseeable future.


Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso was another possible target as Allegri - fresh from penning a new five-year contract with Juventus - mulled over what areas of his squad to strengthen, but that interest in now believed to have cooled as he pursues N'Zonzi.

Other noted targets on Allegri's list include Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny - who spent last season on loan at title rivals Roma - Sampdoria's Patrik Schick, Bayern Munich's Douglas Costa and Lazio's Stefan De Vrij, although the latter would only be pursued if Leonardo Bonucci opts to leave for Premier League winners Chelsea.


N'Zonzi, who has Premier League experience from his time playing for both Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City, has featured 92 times for Sevilla ever since he completed a £7m move from the Potters in July 2015.


The midfield enforcer helped Los Blanquirroja secure the 2016 Europa League trophy under ex-manager Unai Emery, as well as aid the club in finishing fourth in La Liga last term.


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