Juventus are nearing final agreements to sign off a summer move for Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva, according to Italian paper Tuttosport.
Silva, 32, is in the last year of his contract in the French capital and is being lined up for a switch to Serie A, where he previously played with AC Milan.
Reports in Italy state that papers to secure the Brazilian centre back are ‘virtually signed’ with discussions at an advanced stage already.
PSG could offer a potential roadblock, by triggering a one-year extension for Silva, but Tuttosport understand there is optimism that a compromise can be agreed.
Italian champions Juve believe they can take Silva on a cut-price fee, although any move would likely be dependent on Silva’s £100,000 per week wages taking a hit.
The veteran defender, who has also played for Dynamo Moscow and Fluminense, continues to be a mainstay in Unai Emery’s PSG side having started all but one of their last 14 matches.
Silva has returned to the Brazil squad under manager Tite but remains a back-up to club team-mate Marquinhos and Inter Milan’s loanee centre back Miranda.
He played the full 90 minutes in Wednesday night’s Champions League draw away at Arsenal which put top spot in group A firmly in PSG’s grasp.