Juventus have held a round of talks with representatives for CSKA Moscow wing-back Yuri Zhirkov.

Gazzetta dello Sport says Juve officials met with the Russia international's agents in Turin to discuss a potential move to Italy.

The Bianconeri are turning to Zhirkov after being rejected in approaches for Fiorentina fullback Manuel da Costa and Udinese's Marco Motta.

A host of clubs, including Chelsea and Barcelona, have expressed interest in Zhirkov, but the 25 year-old has openly declared an ambition to play for Juve.