Juventus are preparing a stunning deal to bring Mario Balotelli back to Italy this summer.
The former Manchester City and Liverpool striker is in red-hot form in Ligue 1 after scoring 17 times for Nice already this season.
And his return to goalscoring form has caught the attention of Serie A champions Juve The club’s relationship with the forward’s agent, Mino Raiola, is seen as key to the transfer.
Raiola also represents Blaise Matuidi and Moise Kean and a five-year contract has already been drawn up, with a sizeable signing-on bonus awaiting him.
The Italian giants believe he could play a key first-team role at the club, and not just serve as a back-up to first-choice striker Gonzalo Higuain.