Olivier Giroud has agreed a deal in principle to join Juventus, as the Serie A giants continue their search for a new striker.
With Gonzalo Higuain set to leave Juventus, new boss Andrea Pirlo is targeting a new forward.
Luis Suarez is their top target, while Edin Dzeko and Edinson Cavani have also been considered.
But Giroud is viewed as a cheap backup alternative to the more complicated aforementioned deals.
Giroud has already agreed to a deal in principle to join Juventus, according to Di Marzio.
He would earn £4.15million a year in a two-year deal if it goes through.
Chelsea would only require a fee of £4.6m to let him leave, making it a financially straightforward deal for Juventus to get over the line.
It’s likely a deal would only be struck at the end of the transfer window, with Juve chiefs pursuing their priority options.
A move for Dzeko has been handed a setback after an injury to Nicolo Zaniolo, means they cannot strike a swap deal with Napoli for Arkadiusz Milik and they would have to cough up £32m to sign him.
Juventus are also interested in Cavani but Atletico Madrid lead the race to sign him.