Juventus are reportedly looking to secure a summer move for Brescia and Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali in an attempt to fend off interest from their rivals.


The 19-year-old has become one of Europe's hottest prospects this season, impressing in what's been an otherwise uninspiring Brescia side in his debut Serie A campaign.

Sandro Tonali,Antonio Cabrini

According to ​Goal, Juventus are approaching a potential deal with great 'foresight', and are ready to make their move before rivals domestically and abroad in their attempt to sign Tonali.


They add that the midfielder has been a long-term target of the Old Lady, and he has been likened to former ​Juve star Andrea Pirlo - though Tonali has previously said he models himself more after ​Milan legend Gennaro Gattuso.


Brescia have accepted that Tonali is likely to leave at the end of the season, and Goal say that the club will be holding out for a fee close to 50m.


Juventus' sporting director Fabio Paratici is said to be ready with the club's offer, with Brescia owner Massimo Cellino willing to listen.


Tonali has six goals and 11 assists in 67 games for Le Rondinelle since making his professional debut aged 17. He made received his first call up for the Italian senior side in November 2018 while still playing in Serie B and won his first cap in their 5-0 win at Liechtenstein.

Sandro Tonali

Meanwhile, Juventus have endured mixed fortunes under new boss Maurizio Sarri. ​After picking up more points in the Bianconeri's first 18 Serie A and Champions League games in a season ever, their 2-2 draw at home to Sassuolo at the weekend saw them drop below Inter in the league table.


Miralem Pjanic is currently enduring one of his best seasons in a Juve shirt, and it would be hard to see Sarri, who was criticised for how often he relied on experience over youth at Chelsea, playing Tonali ahead of the Bosnian should he move to the Allianz Stadium.