Juventus will try to solve their attacking woes in January by signing one of Serie A's hottest prospects in Dusan Vlahovic, preparing a sizeable offer for him.
While the bid submitted by Juventus does not match the price tag set by the Viola yet, it is still an opening bid, highlighting their interest in him.
Juve are currently in touch with his representatives, who have not shown a full commitment to either side.
Fiorentina have been suspecting for a long time that the Bianconeri's interest in him was the reason for the collapse of talks about a contract extension.
Juventus are trying to make a financial effort in January as the competition for his signature might be too difficult next summer, with Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, Tottenham Hotpsur as well as Manchester United and Manchester City all eyeing a move for Vlahovic.
Several top sides see him as their secondary option up front if Erling Haaland is signed by another club.
After the deal for Federico Chiesa, the relationship between Juventus and Fiorentina became a bit sour, and therefore, Juve are willing to use a more straightforward formula for how the deal will be completed this time out.
However, it is still not known if Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso is open to selling one his most valuable players to one of their arch rivals.
While manager Vincenzo Italiano as well as Vlahovic's teammates have defended the Serbian, the Viola management would prefer selling him as soon as possible in order to end the speculation surrounding him, but they will still not accept selling him for a cheap fee.
Fiorentina have expressed their interest in several players as possible replacements, including Lille's Jonathan Ikone, Pisa's Lorenzo Lucca, as well Sassuolo duo Domenico Berardi and Gianluca Scamacca.
However, given Vlahovic already has 12 goals in just 14 games in all competitions this season, he could be a very difficult asset to replace.