Juventus in for Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo

Juventus are in pole position to land Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo, according to a report in Calciomercato.

Todibo only joined the Catalan giants in January this year, ending a long running contractual dispute with previous club Toulouse in Ligue 1 and has recently been linked to German side Bayer Leverkusen.

The 19-year-old has only been involved in four La Liga matches across the calendar years – with two of his three starts coming after the league title was secured last season.

He is now demanding more first-team football and looks set to leave on loan or permanently in January, according to separate reports in both Goal and El Mundo Deportivo, who claimed boss Ernesto Valverde preferred young defender Ronald Araujo.

After being forced to play with the youth team at Toulouse, following his standoff with the club's management, he was short of match fitness when he arrived at the Camp Nou but has yet to be granted a run in the first-team.

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