La Stampa links Semih Kaya with Juventus

La Stampa – an Italian daily newspaper published in Turin – have stated that Juventus will sign a defender in January and that Kaya is at the top of the list.

According to the article the current Serie A champions have a crisis in defence due to Barzagli’s long term injury and Cacares’s frequent injury issues.

Massimiliano Allegri has instructed the board to sign a defender in January with Kaya being the first option.

Juventus have also expressed an interest in Nastasic, Chiriches and Dragovic if they are unable to agree upon a fee with Galatasaray for their 23-year-old centre back.

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The Turkish international defender still has four-years left on his contract and makes €1.5 million per-season.

Atletico Madrid and Manchester United are also reported to be keeping tabs on Kaya.

Galatasaray are managed by former Italian national team coach Cesare Prandelli. The Lions are currently first in the Süper Lig with 19 points.