Alexis Sanchez

Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that the Italian giants are keen on signing Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, who has also been earmarked as one of Arsenal and Liverpool's main summer targets.

Even though Sanchez has scored 19 La Liga goals this season, reports in Spain claim he is going to be sacrificed by Barcelona this summer as part of the Catalans' huge summer overhaul to fund moves for new additions.

Last week reports suggested that Arsene Wenger is considering a bid for both him and his teammate Pedro Rodriguez, while Metro added on Monday that Liverpool have also joined the race to secure the Chilean international's services – with Brendan Rodgers weighing up an £18m offer to bolstering his attack.

Should the reports be true, the Premier League giants will face a ferocious battle for his signature, as Juventus sporting director Marotta has revealed that they are also keen to sign Sanchez this summer.

"We want him. He's a top player who has proven his worth at Barcelona and all the big clubs would be happy to have him in their ranks. I'm not going to hide the fact that Juve would love to have a player like him," Marotta was quoted as saying by AS.

"We are looking for a versatile player who can play in several positions, but before we should talk about that with our coach. Don't forget that Barcelona made ​​a significant investment for him, but I repeat, it would be a pleasure to have him with us."

Even though Barcelona paid Udinese £33m in the summer of 2011 to secure Sanchez, reports in Spain claim that they will be willing to negotiate a deal for around £20m.

"He's a Barcelona player and he has a valuation. To complete a transfer in modern football it is essential to have the approval of the footballer and managers," added Marotta.