Juventus are ready to raid cash-strapped Valencia to boost their midfield. Tuttosport says the emergence this week of Valencia's financial problems have kicked Juve into action ahead of next month's winter market.

Juve's board have already given sports director Alessio Secco the green light to explore the prospect of strengthening their midfield in January and he is eyeing long-term target Joaquin.

Joaquin could be sacrificed by Valencia to ease their cash limitations, but Secco won't stop there as he also fancies fellow Los Che winger Juan Mata, who has been outstanding this season.