Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has confirmed that his club are interested in signing Sami Khedira as Schalke have put their own bid to sign the midfielder on hold.
Khedira, 28, will be leaving Real Madrid this summer after five years at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Germany international is a target for Bundesliga side Schalke but, following reports in Italy that Serie A champions Juve were close to securing a deal, Marotta confirmed to Mediaset on Tuesday that his club are interested.
Juventus are closing in on the signing of Sami Khedira from Real Madrid, according to reports in Italy.
Khedira is one of Juventus' main transfer targets this summer, regardless of whether they sell one or both of Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal.
It is the area of his team where coach Massimiliano Allegri has the least cover for injuries, and, with Andrea Pirlo recently hinting he may leave Italy if he wins the Champions League next month, signing a player of Khedira's calibre may become essential.