Juventus are weighing up an ambitious move in January for Tottenham winger Erik Lamela as part of a deal that could lead striker Mirko Vucinic to White Hart Lane, reports in Italy claim.
Lamela has been tipped to return to Serie A after struggling to adapt to life in England. The Argentinian scored 21 goals in 67 games at Rome before moving to London last summer and many Italian sides hope to acquire his services by taking advantage of his complicate situation at Tottenham.
Inter, Lazio and Napoli have been linked with the Argentinian recently while Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello Sport report that Juventus consider Lamela as their main January target and they are ready to offer Vucinic in exchange to get the deal done.
With Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez leading Antonio Conte's side's attack, Juventus are trying to sell Vucinic to recoup some money and reports recently claim that they had offered Arsenal the chance to sign him for £8m.
At the same time, Lamela's father revealed this week that his son is willing to return to the Seria A. Indeed, It was reported that the Argentine's representative travelled to Rome recently to hold discussions with Inter about Lamela's future.
"He would like to go back to Italy, but he won't be leaving Tottenham in January," Jose Lamela was quoted as saying by Tutto Mercarto.
Lamela has started just three Premier League matches this season and is yet to score a goal in the league. His only strike came in the Europa League victory against FC Sheriff Tiraspol in November.
However, Tottenham are set to block a January sale having paid Roma £30m last summer to secure his services.