Reading have confirmed they are in talks with Juventus about a possible link-up with the Serie A champions.
“They are looking for partner clubs and we’re in discussions right now,” owner Anton Zingarevich told the Reading Post.
“They have 100 players on the books which they look to develop and so they are looking to get partnerships with clubs who can help them do that.
“It’s not like an exclusive arrangement where it’s only going to be us. We will be a part of the group that they are building their partnerships with.
“It’s good to get established with a club like that. But there’s nothing to confirm yet, we are just in discussions.”
Reading, who play in the Championship in England, already have close ties with Turkish giants Galatasaray.