Italian midfielder Bryan Cristante, who joined SL Benfica from AC Milan is being watched by Italian champions Juventus FC, according to Tuttosport.

The 19 year-old youngster has not featured heavily in the first team due to the presence of Enzo, Samaris and Talisca in midfield, and Juventus may be looking to nurture him in Pirlo's role.

Benfica parted with EUR 6m to bring Cristante to Lisbon this summer.