Juventus are challenging Chelsea for unsettled Barcelona striker David Villa. Two on-field rows this season with Lionel Messi has sparked talk of Villa being squeezed out of the Barca locker room.

Chelsea are monitoring developments and Tuttosport says Juve are also keen.

Encouraging for both European heavyweights is Barca president Sandro Rosell's need to sell to fund his bid for Santos star Neymar.