Sky Sports News understands Juventus have approached Chelsea regarding a loan deal for Florent Malouda.
The French winger was persistently linked with the Stamford Bridge exit over the summer after the arrival of manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Speculation has failed to go away following Malouda's inconsistent form in England after a big-money move from Lyon in 2007.
And it is now reported that Juventus' former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri has made an enquiry regarding the France international.
Juventus currently sit second in Serie A and Ranieri is eager for reinforcements as he looks to loosen Inter Milan's stranglehold on the title.