Juventus are reportedly set to make an improved offer for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie - after unsurprisingly failing with an £8million bid.
Van Persie is out of contract at the end of the next season and has been linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks.
Premier League champions Manchester City are keen on signing the 28-year-old, while the likes of rivals Manchester United, Barcelona, PSG, Real Madrid, and Italian giants AC Milan have also shown interest in the Netherlands international.
Juve and Man City are seen as frontrunners to win the race to sign Van Persie should he quit Arsenal this summer, and according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Serie A champions are set to make another bid for the Dutchman in the coming days after seeing their opening offer rejected.
Juve are said to have lodged a low £8m offer in an attempt to test the waters, but remain hopeful of pursuading the Gunners to sell their skipper for a relatively low price to avoid the risk of losing him for free in twelve months time.
It is thought Arsenal are wanting in the region of £30m for the forward.
Arsene Wenger recently warned his star striker about a move to Italy, while top agent Mino Raiola, who represents the likes of Mario Balotelli and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has also advised him against joining a Serie A club.
"If he really wants to leave Arsenal for Juventus, he should do everything in his power to make it happen," he told NOS last week.
"He should think hard about whether he wants a move to Italy, though.
"Mario [Balotelli] could join any Italian top club if he wants as well, but you have to take a good look at whether this is the right move.
"In my opinion, the Italian league is only getting worse at this point. Italy should have improved their infrastructure and all that some 10 years ago. I'm talking about stadiums, but also about other facilities.
"I'm not afraid to say that Serie A a third-rate league now. When I started as an agent, Italy was pretty much the promised land. Joining an English club was a punishment.
"Things have changed, though. Players now prefer England, Spain and Germany over Italy, and rightly so."