Earlier this month, reports claimed Arsenal to be the favourites to sign highly rated Paris Saint-Germain youth product Kingsley Coman.
The 18-year-old midfielder was said to have spurned the a contract offer from the Ligue 1 giants, instead ready to move on for a £1 million compensation fee.
According to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Coman - touted as the ‘next Paul Pogba’ in his homeland - has spurned interest from elsewhere and agreed to join Juventus.
Di Marzio’s report reads: “Between Juventus and Coman it was love at first sight. The French prospect is so young that he has yet to sign his first [professional] contract, and now Juventus are ready to acquire him.
“The Bianconeri have secured one of the most promising players in Europe. Coman is a creative and dynamic trequartista that has intrigued half of Europe.”
Pursuing Coman aligns with the Old Lady’s predominant transfer strategy to snap up talent at a discount, with Pogba himself the club’s greatest example of success in this regard.
Juventus are yet to confirm the deal, but as it stands it seems only a matter of time before the Turin outfit announce their capture of the Paris native.
Coman holds the distinction of being the youngest senior team debutant in PSG’s history at 16 years, eight months and four days.
To date’s he’s played just 67 minutes of professional football - having starred in Les Parisiens’ youth set up for the past two years - though such is his reputation that the giants of Europe of course weren’t put off by a lack of experience.
And Juventus’ proactivity looks to have won them the race for the up and coming midfielder at the expense of Arsenal and a slew of other suitors, pending word from the club that he will indeed be a member of Antonio Conte’s squad next season.