Phil Costa

Juventus targeting Porto defender as Matthijs De Ligt alternative

Juventus are reportedly eyeing Porto defender Eder Militão as an alternative option to Matthijs De Ligt.

De Ligt has attracted interest from top European clubs following his impressive form for club and country.

However, should Ajax demand too much money, RAI Sport believe Juventus will rival Real Madrid for Militão this summer.

It looked as if the Brazilian would be heading to the Santiago Bernabéu in January before last minute delays took place over compensation fees.

Various outlets in Portugal believe the former São Paulo man has a €50m release clause in his contract but such reports are unconfirmed.

Militão has made 27 appearances for Porto this season, scoring two goals and was named the best Liga NOS defender for four consecutive months.