Juventus hope to wrap up a deal for St Etienne defender Yohan Benalouane within the next 48 hours.
With the summer transfer window edging towards a close, clubs across Europe are looking to tie up late deals as quickly as possible.
Serie A giants Juve are among those still hoping to have fresh faces on board by the close of play on Tuesday.
They have been busy in the market over recent months and are keen to add Benalouane to their burgeoning ranks.
The 23-year-old has shot to prominence at St Etienne since making his debut back in 2007 and is highly-regarded throughout France.
He admits that he would relish the opportunity to join a club of Juventus' calibre and hopes an agreement can be pushed through over the weekend.
"Juventus are a dream club," Benalouane told skysports.com.
"They are an elite club and once they come for you, you have to listen to what they say.
"I am relaxed at the moment but I hope I will get the opportunity to play for this great side, who are among the best clubs in the world.
"The new management team want to build the club up again and I want to be part of that."
Benalouane is only under contract with St Etienne until June 2011 and it is reported that they are prepared to part with the highly-rated centre-half for €1million (£823,000).