DiarioSport says Juve coach Claudio Ranieri sees Deco as the element his midfield has been missing this season. The Portugal international can arrive as a direct replacement for countryman Tiago in the summer as part of Juve's spending spree.

Along with Deco, Juve are also chasing Amauri (Palermo), Johan Elmander (Toulouse), Diego (Werder Bremen) and Antonio Cassano (Real Madrid).