With Juve on the lookout for a new manager following Massimiliano Allegri’s exit at the end of the season, all roads lead to Maurizio Sarri.
The Italian endured mixed fortunes in his first season in charge of Chelsea as despite coming under fire from fans he guided them to Europa League glory and a return to the Champions League.
But widespread reports claim Sarri is set to leave Chelsea and return to his homeland to manage the Serie A champions.
According to respected Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, Paratici recently made the trip to England’s capital to discuss terms of Sarri’s exit.
Juve are hoping to finalise a deal that will see them not have to pay compensation to release him from his contract with Chelsea.
Di Marzio claims that wasn’t the only bit of business Paratci came to England for though.
The Juve chief reportedly met up with Manchester United chiefs regarding Paul Pogba’s future.
The Frenchman has been strongly linked with an Old Trafford exit and Juve are willing to offer him a way out.
United forked out £89m to sign the World Cup winner in the summer of 2016 but three years on a return could be on the cards.
It’s thought United are determined to keep hold of the 26-year-old but it remains to be seen if they’ll be tempted to cash in should Juve make them a substantial offer.
Former United defender Patrice Evra recently suggested Pogba should leave Old Trafford for a fresh start.
“I think (Pogba) will leave, because you need to feel the love when you play somewhere, you need to be committed,” Evra told Sky Sports.
“If Paul decides to stay another year and then leave, or stay another few years, maybe the fans will love him because he is committed.
“When I go to the game and I see fans shouting and swearing at players, I am in shock. In my time, you can play the worst game of your life and they will clap you. I remember losing 4-1 at home to Liverpool and they were still singing. That’s the United fans I know – they’ve just had enough.
“I don’t talk for Paul, whether he stays or leaves, but when you have negativity around you, you should leave.”