Italian striker expected to exit Turin this summer.
Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio has entered the race to sign Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella according to the Italian media.
The Italian tactician has already completed the signing of Emanuele Giaccherini for a fee in the region of €7.5m this summer, and it is understood that he will now re-visit Turin to sign another star name according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
With Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente both arriving this summer, both Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri are expected to leave the club, with Antonio Conte currently having six strikers at his disposal.
Norwich had been strongly linked with a move for Quagliarella, but the opportunity to join the Italian revolution on Wearside could be a determining factor for the former Napoli striker if he decides to move to England.
However, according to Sport Mediaset on Sunday night, the 30-year-old is expected to turn down the opportunity to play in the Premier League, as he continues to seek a move to another Italian club instead.
With the striker continuing to reject the advances of English clubs, it remains to be seen whether or not any of the Serie A clubs are willing to meet his valuation.
With initial reports suggesting that Juve are looking to recoup around €7m for the Italian international, it is unclear as to who is currently interested aside from the Premier League duo.
Despite the squad rotation policy last season, Quagliarella managed to find the net on a number of occasions and as the new season approaches it is likely that he will attract the attention of clubs closer to home in order to gain regular first-team football.