Old Lady want to sign Uruguayan after van Persie snub.
Juventus are ready to abandon their attempts to sign Arsenal’s Robin van Persie and turn their attention to Liverpool striker Luis Surarez.
The Serie A giants privately fear that van Persie has decided not to move to Italy and may follow Man City in abandoning their pursuit of the Dutchman – leaving Manchester United as favourites for his signature.
Juventus will instead turn their attentions back to Suarez, who they coveted earlier in the summer, and will test Liverpool’s resolve with a significant offer for the controversial striker, reports the Daily Mirror.
Suarez became one of the most divisive figures in English football last season after comments made to United’s Patrice Evra sparked a race row and led to an 8-match ban for the Uruguyan.
The former Ajax forward was booed whilst playing for his country at the Olympics and reportedly believes that he is the victim of a witch-hunt, which may prompt the 25-year-old to consider a fresh start with the Italian Champions.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has signalled his intention to hold onto Suarez but the Reds will demand a huge fee for their star man.
Juventus are desperate for a new forward, with City striker Edin Dzeko also on their list of potential new additions.
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