Juventus chief Alessio Secco is set to bid for Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart in January.

Tuttosport says Secco has a dossier of glowing reports from scouts who have tracked Van der Vaart this season and he is now in contact with Hamburg about a fee for the midfielder.

Hamburg are insisting on £8 million-plus, while Juve's opening offer will be for £6 million. Secco is confident the Bundesliga club are prepared to negotiate.