The reigning Italian champions are without a recognised number nine for the start of 2020-21 as Gonzalo Higuain closes in on a switch to Inter Miami.
A move for Barcelona ace Luis Suarez is reported to have broken down, while Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud this week rubbished rumours he is close to signing.
According to Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici, who spoke to reporters at the weekend, the Uruguayan is “an impossible option” for the club despite being told by Barcelona to find a new club for the 2020-21 season.
Edin Dzeko has also been linked but was part of Roma’s starting line-up for Saturday’s friendly win over Cagliari.
And while the transfer window will remain open for another three weeks, Pirlo admits the troublesome position needs to be filled.
“I need the striker as soon as possible,”But the market is long. There will be time to be able to work until October 4.”