Paris Saint-Germain have made contact with the representatives of Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci as they face up to the likelihood of missing out on Matthijs de Ligt.
Ajax defender De Ligt moved closer to a €70 million (£63m/$80m) Juventus move this week , but with the clubs yet to reach agreement on a fee the Ligue 1 champions had retained lingering hopes of derailing the deal.
But now a contingency has been put in place with sporting director Leonardo beginning tentative talks with representatives of the Italy veteran about making him the club’s latest superstar signing.
PSG will look to take advantage of the added competition at Juventus, should De Ligt’s signing go ahead as planned, by luring away a player that has made nearly 250 appearances for the Serie A champions.
Juve have already secured the signing of Turkish defender Merih Demiral from Sassuolo this summer, increasing the possibility that the club will allow stalwart Bonucci to seek a move.