Juventus are willing to offer Jordan Henderson €1.5m salary in bid to sign the former Liverpool midfielder on loan in the January transfer window, according to transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà.
The Serie A giants are looking for reinforcements in midfield this month and have identified Henderson as a potential transfer target.
The 33-year-old is said to be willing to quit Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq and return to European football after just six months amid suggestions he is unhappy there.
Pedullà claims that Massimiliano Allegri wants to sign the England midfielder and negotiations between the player and the club are at an advanced stage.
“Jordan #Henderson to #Juventus is a real negotiation, not an hard one. #Juventus is open to accept the conditions: 18-month loan with the chance to exit in June. Juve will not pay the transfer and will pay only 1,5mln of the Henderson monster salary.
“Max #Allegri approves the player and the deal: former Liverpool is the first choice for midfield. The negotiation is at an advanced stage: #Henderson wants #Juve,” he posted on X.
Henderson made a surprised move to Saudi Arabia in July to link up with former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard but things have not worked out so far.
The England international has made 17 league appearances and provided five assists for Al-Ettifaq who currently lie eighth in the standings, trailing 28 points behind league leaders Al-Hilal.
Henderson is said to be looking at other options, but any potential move would have to work for all parties.
Ajax are also said to be interested in signing the experienced midfielder this month to bolster their squad for the rest of the season but it will be a financial challenge for them to agree a deal.
The Dutch club are reportedly keen on bringing in an experienced central midfielder as they look to finish the campaign strongly in the Eredivisie. They sit fifth in the league table, 23 points behind leaders PSV Eindhoven.
Henderson fits the bill, however, his huge wages could be a stumbling block. The Englishman is now likely to join Juve in the coming weeks.
He moved to Anfield in June 2011 from Sunderland and went on to rack up 492 appearances, scored 33 goals, and contributed with 57 assists across all competitions.
He won several titles at Liverpool including the Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup, Carabao Cup, and Emirates FA Cup.
Henderson would be a good addition to Juventus, who vying to qualify for next season’s Champions League.