Juventus could try to add Manchester City man

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According to the latest reports from Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Juventus are plotting a swoop for Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic.

Juventus don't seem to have finished their transfer business for the summer and they are being linked to Manchester City centre-back Matija Nastasic.

After the signature of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata for £15.8 million and Patrice Evra from Manchester United, it appeared that Juventus were ready for the new season.

But Morata picked up a knee injury in his first training session with his new club and Juventus still seem keen to add one further defender to the ranks.

According to Tuttosport, Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta has identified his two objectives in Paris Saint Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi and Serbian international stopper Nastasic.

Manchester City finally seem to be about to announce the signature of Porto star Eliaquim Mangala after weeks of speculation, and that could have a strong bearing on the future of Nastasic.

Tuttosport believes that Man City will be happy to let Nastasic leave and the most likely formula would be a loan with the option of an outright sale in the summer of 2015.

Nastasic is highly regarded in Italy having spent an impressive 2011-12 campaign with Fiorentina before joining Manchester City for around £12.5 million.

Injuries dogged the 21-year-old last season and he only made 13 Premier League starts during Manchester City's title winning campaign.

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