The Old Lady need defensive cover for the first few months of the new season as experienced Italy international Andrea Barzagli will be sidelined during his recovery from surgery on his Achilles tendon.

As such, Juve are eyeing a loan deal for Nastasic, albeit with an option to turn the deal permanent if he impresses.

Nastasic, 21, featured prominently during his first season at the Etihad following his 2012 switch from Fiorentina but injuries hampered his second season and he managed only 11 Premier League starts last term.