Fernandez is among the highly rated stars plying their trade in the Argentine Primera Division and has several admirers in Europe.


Premier League giants Manchester City and Manchester United have both held talks about potentially bringing him to England, while Real Madrid are also credited with interest.



However, the Mancunian clubs are facing more competition for Fernandez’s signature as another European heavyweight are keen on him.


According to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato, Serie A giants Juventus are in contact with River Plate over a move for the Argentine.



Fernandez is valued at €20m, a figure that could rise to as much as €25m.


The Italians are pushing to seal a move for the River Plate star, as they look to beat the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United to his signature.



Both Manchester clubs will have vacant spots in midfield and it remains to be seen whether they will turn to alternative targets if they miss out on Fernandez.