Report: Stoke City in talks with Juventus over the purchase of Mario Lemina

Mario Lemina Juventus

Stoke City are reportedly in negotiations over the signing of Mario Lemina.

Mario Lemina Juventus

According to reports from Gazzetta dello Sport, Stoke City are currently in talks with Juventus regarding the purchase of highly rated midfielder Mario Lemina.

Stoke have become a very ambitious club in the transfer market over the past few seasons and their recruitment of the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Bojan Krkic and Giannelli Imbula among others in recent times serves as a testament to this fact.

Mario Lemina Juventus

Stoke are expected to make an impact during the current transfer window as well and according to reports from the Sun, claims had been made that the Potters were considering a whopping £17 million swoop for midfielder Mario Lemina.

Now in a further update to the story, Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport have gone on to reveal that Stoke are currently in talks with Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta over the transfer of Lemina.

Mario Lemina

Lemina joined Juventus from Marseille during the summer of 2015, initially on a loan deal, and the Italian giants completed the permanent signing of the Gabonese international in January.

While rated very highly, Lemina has struggled for regular minutes on the pitch in Turin and Juventus could well consider cashing in on the 22-year-old this summer - especially for a sizable fee of £17 million.

Mario Lemina and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Would Lemina be worth the money for Stoke?

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