JUVENTUS have reportedly identified Lyon star Houssem Aouar as an alternative to Paul Pogba.
Manchester United are keen to keep hold of the French midfielder this summer despite interest from the Italian giants.
Calciomercato claim Juventus have lined up 21-year-old Aouar as a back-up option if they fail to land Pogba.
Chelsea have also been linked with a £43million move for the Frenchman following his impressive spell of form.
Aouar has scored four goals and added seven assists for the Ligue 1 side this season.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is also said to be a long-term admirer of the France Under-21 star.
The manager even waited in the tunnel to speak personally with him after City's 2-2 draw with Lyon in 2018.
But Lyon club president Jean-Michel Aulas has urged the midfielder to make the move to Serie A giants Juventus.
He told Tuttosport: "I have never spoken about Houssem with [Juve chairman] Andrea Agnelli, but I know that there have been contacts with some of our representatives.
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