Juventus are showing an interest in Werder Bremen midfielder Torsten Frings.
The Germany international, who remains under contract to Werder until the summer of 2008, is one of several names on the Bianconeri's wish list for next season.
The Turin club, who are looking to bounce back to Serie A after being relegated to Serie B for their part in the Italian match-fixing scandal, are monitoring the former Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich player's situation.
Juve have not made any official contact with the 30-year-old or Bremen, but reinforcements will likely be needed by manager Didier Deschamps, should Juve win promotion this term.
One player that will not be joining the Weser-Stadion club is on-loan striker Hugo Almeida.
According to reports in Portugal, Bremen will not pick up the é¼4million (£2.64million) buy-out clause before the 31st March deadline.
Werder's director of sport Klaus Allofs says the German giants would like to keep the Portuguese hit-man, but that Porto's asking price is too dear.
"We want Hugo here for many years," said Allofs.
"But we know the market and that is a price not adequate to our budget and the quality of Hugo."