Juventus face a major battle to land Sao Paulo defender Lorenzo Rhodolfo.

Juve had hopes of completing a deal for the young centre-half this month, but it's now emerged AC Milan are rivaling them for his signature.

Juve have dispatched sports director Fabio Paratici to Brazil in an attempt to close a deal. But the big obstacle is super agent Mino Raiola, who is now handling Rhodolfo's affairs.

Tuttosport says Raiola would rather place Rhodolfo at Milan.