Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has reportedly been given until August 7th to decide on a move to Juventus.
Juventus, Manchester City, and rivals Manchester United are all keen on signing Van Persie, who last month stated he had no plans to sign a new contract at Arsenal.
His existing deal expires next summer and he is widely expected to leave Emirates Stadium this month.
At time of writing, Man Utd remains favourites with bookmakers Sky Bet to win the race to sign the 28-year-old this summer, ahead of Man City, and Juventus.
But Juve are believed to be Van Persie's preferred choice - at least partly to avoid ruining his reputation with Arsenal fans.
On Thursday it emerged that a move to Turin could be in some doubt as a result of a possible ban coach Antonio Conte is facing over match-fixing related allegations.
And according to the Daily Mirror, Van Persie, who is scheduled to be on the Gunners' pre-season training camp in Germany next week, has until next Tuesday to make a decision on a move to the Italian champions.
According to Friday's report, Van Persie’s agent, Kees Vos, has been informed that if a deal is not in place by August 7th, Juve will look at alternative options as they look to bring in a world-class striker before the start of the new Serie A season.
Carl Thomas, Vos' assistant, earlier this week wrote on his Twitter page that Conte's situation was "hardly the advert" for the Netherlands international to move to Turin, which according to Friday's report has not gone down well in Italy.
Should Van Persie not join Juve, who are prepared to offer him a five-year deal worth £190,000-a-week, it is thought he would prefer joining Man Utd over neighbours and Premier League champions City.
A stumbling block there, however, is that Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is thought to be unwilling to offer more than £15million for the Dutchman.
Arsenal want in excess of £20m for their skipper, who could still start the new Premier League season in north London.
AC Milan, Barcelona, and Real Madrid have also shown interest in Van Persie.