Rai Sport is running the sensational line that Neymar’s father will meet Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici in Turin.
Shock links between Neymar and Juve first surfaced on Wednesday morning, when Mundo Deportivo claimed the Paris Saint-Germain forward had sounded out the Bianconeri as a possible next destination.
Rai journalist Paolo Paganini has since followed up that a meeting will take place between Neymar Sr and Paratici, although he stresses it is strictly ‘exploratory’ at this stage.
The 27-year-old became the world’s most expensive player when he joined PSG from Barcelona in the summer of 2017 for €222m.
He has gone on to score 51 goals in 58 games for the French giants, winning two Ligue 1 titles, but his time at the club has been overshadowed by injuries and the emergence of Kylian Mbappe.
The Brazilian now wants out of the club, with a return to Barca most heavily mooted, although the staggering figures involved make any transfer difficult.
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