Juventus board members are discussing an audacious move to bring Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli back to Italy. Former Inter Milan forward Balotelli has been a target for city rivals AC Milan.

However, Mediaset says Juve chiefs are now preparing a bid for the Italy international, who they see as a more affordable striker target than Luis Suarez (Liverpool) and Edin Dzeko (Manchester City).

Any final decision over Balotelli will be left to Juve coach Antonio Conte.