JUVENTUS are ready to battle it out with Real Madrid for star strikers Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland – and have armed themselves with a £260million war chest.
But Juve want to get in first as they build a side to win their first Champions League title since 1996.
The Italians have made their front line as their No1 priority.
However, Paris Saint Germain do not need the money and certainly do not want to sell to two Champions League rivals.
Norwegian Haaland, 19, has impressed at RB Salzburg this term, with a number of the top European clubs after his signature.
The son of former Manchester City star Alf-Inge Haaland has hit 17 goals in 14 appearances, including six in three Champions League matches.
He has also scored three hat-tricks and has been linked with moves to Liverpool and Manchester United and is worth a reported £100m.
PSG rate 21-year-old Mbappe – who has hit six goals in eight games this season – at £260m.
The youngster moved to the French giants for £162m in 2017.
Madrid are in desperate need of a striker as they have struggled in front of goal this term.
But the Turin giants held a board meeting when they allocated £260m for new forwards, according to Spanish daily AS, but that may not be enough to land both young stars.
With Cristiano Ronaldo reaching 35 in February, they need to find a new young superstar.
Juve president Paolo Aicari said: “”Our next bet is to hire the next Cristiano but younger.”
It goes against Juve’s previous policy of bringing in free transfer signings on big wages, such as Dani Alves, Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot.
But the Old Lady ares desperate to end their 24-year wait for a European Cup.
Juve legend Pavel Nedved told AS: “A new signing of 100 million? We are always ready.”