Juventus are in talks to clinch the signing of Australia international James Troisi - although he won't play for them for at least 12 months.
The Italian giants plan to loan the 23-year-old to newly promoted side Pescara once he joins from Turkish side Kayserispor.
According to his father and agent, Alby Troisi, negotiations could be concluded as early as next week for his son, who reportedly turned down a lucrative deal in Qatar for the chance to play in Italy.
He told The World Game: "Talks with Juventus are ongoing and it looks like a deal will hopefully be done which sees him join the club and then go out to Pescara, on a season-long loan.
"The plan then is for him to come back to Juventus in year two. That's where we're at right now.
"It's not totally secured yet but hopefully everything will be resolved by next week.
"If the deal goes ahead it will be a dream for James, it's what every young player strives for.
"James has opted to test himself and see if he can reach his heights as a footballer and I support him all the way."