The Anderlecht star, who made his Jupiler League debut when only 16 years of age, has become the Bianconeri's Number 1 summer objective, even leapfrogging Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. Calciomercato had exclusively revealed that the Bianconeri were working to get him about a month ago, and it looks like things are getting very serious indeed.
Whilst the German star – whose contract is about to expire – looks like he prefers other leagues to Serie A, the 18-year-old Belgian has completely bewitched Juventus' scouts, who want him to become the Old Lady's new midfield maestro. He has a great read of the game, fantastic technique and good tactical discipline.
Widely considered to be the best of the 1997 class, Tielemans is also wanted by Tottenham Hotspur, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, with Spurs already said to be preparing a £20 million offer for the young Belgian's services.
The Bianconeri, for their part, are willing to make an offer superior to the original €15 million plus bonuses they'd tried to entice the Mauves with. The Brussels club won't listen to any offers beneath the €25 million mark.
Daniele London (@86_longo), translated by Edo Dalmonte (@edodalmonte)