The Italian publication claim that the versatile Inter Milan defender is attracting interest from Roma, but it is Watford who lead the race for his signature having recorded an official offer for the player.
The Hornets have already used their extensive scouting network in Italy to good use this summer, and it appears they aren’t content with their squad just yet as they seek more reinforcements.
Newly-appointed manager Walter Mazzari will know of Juan Jesus well following his brief stint in charge of Inter, and he will be hopeful of the defender joining Watford ahead of next season.
Jesus, a four-capped Brazil international, is a versatile defender who can feature both at left-back or at centre-back, with the majority of his displays coming in the middle of defence.
After helping Internacional win the South American Copa Libertadores, the 25-year-old move to inter in 2012 and has since gone on to make 105 league appearances for the club.
However, last term he fell out of favour somewhat under boss Roberto Mancini, making just 14 Serie A appearances and a handful of other starts in the domestic Italian cup competition.
Standing at 6ft 1inch, Jesus would offer Watford versatility at the back and an ability to help the Hornets build attacks from deep due to his capability of comfortably bringing the ball out of defence.