Juventus join chase for Bernard Mensah

The chase for Ghanaian midfielder Bernard Mensah’s signature in the summer is heating up with Italian champions Juventus rumoured to be interested in signing up the offensive midfielder.

Mensah,currently with Portuguese outfit Vitoria Guimaraes has enjoyed a scintillating senior season that has caught the eyes of a host of top clubs.His blend of passing and strong tackling as well his his knack for scoring from midfield have contributed to the rise in his demand. Juventus see him as a potential replacement for Claudio Marchisio and are prepared to share ownership rights in a bid to win the signature of the former Feyenoord Academy product.

Mensah came very close to joining La Liga outfit Valencia in January but the two parties could not reach an agreement as Valencia baulked at the asking price of 6 million euros.