The Sunday Express says Crouch is considering his future and is stalling on signing a new three-year contract.

City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, who gave Crouch his international debut, wants another striker to replace the injured Valeri Bojinov.

More surprisingly, Juventus, managed by former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri, are also eyeing Crouch's situation.

But a move to Eastlands has obvious appeal to Macclesfield-born Crouch as he is a City fan.

He is currently valued in the £8 million bracket.