Report: Juventus keeping eye on Klopp

Should Juventus coach Antonio Conte leave the club at the end of the season, the Bianconeri will approach Jurgen Klopp, according to Sportmediaset.

Antonio Conte is on course to deliver his third consecutive Scudetto and there are reports that Juventus are lining up Jurgen Klopp as his successor should he look for a fresh challenge.

Juventus have unseated Roma at the top of Serie A after the Giallorossi slipped to three draws in a row to end their record-breaking start to the campaign.

But despite their success on the field, there have been repeated stories in the Italian press stating that Conte has fallen out with the Old Lady's general manager Beppe Marotta.

According to Sportmediaset, Juventus are already thinking about who will replace Conte if he decides to move on at the end of the season and have identified Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp as the ideal candidate.

The Turin club are reportedly keen to find a coach who is young with a winning record and a reputation for meticulous preparation and Klopp ticks all of the boxes.

Sportmediaset insists that the first contact has been made with Klopp's representatives but that no specific approach has been made.

However, the site also claims that current Italy boss Cesare Prandelli cannot be ruled out of the running for the Juve bench should it become vacant.

Prandelli, who excelled at Fiorentina prior to taking the national job, is expected to stand down as Azzurri coach after the 2014 World Cup.

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