Inter have been linked with the Senegal ace but they face intense opposition from their great rivals, who have already submitted an offer

Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirmed the Italian champions have lodged a bid for Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao, while they are also interested in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi.

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Keita has been linked with Inter but Serie A giants Juve appear to be closing in on the 22-year-old Senegal international.

He enjoyed a breakout campaign for Lazio last season, scoring 16 Serie A goals.

“We have made an offer to [Lazio president Claudio] Lotito for Keita and he will now evaluate it,” Marotta told Mediaset Premium.

“We’ll see what happens.”

Juve have long been linked with PSG’s Matuidi and the 30-year-old Frenchman is again tipped for a switch to Turin.

Asked about Matuidi following the release of the 2017-18 Serie A fixtures, Marotta said: “He is an option because we are seeking an experienced player for our midfield.”

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