Padraig Whelan

PSG to start talks with Juventus over potential Neymar replacement

Paris Saint-Germain are already preparing themselves for the reality of life without Neymar.

The Brazilian has still not featured for the French champions this season, amid injury issues and ongoing transfer speculation.

If he does manage to seal a switch back to LaLiga as he hopes, PSG already have his replacement in waiting.

The Daily Mail report that they are set to open discussions with Juventus about a move for striker Paulo Dybala.

PSG sporting director Leonardo is due to hold one-on-one talks with the Argentine’s agent Jorge Antun, with an €80m offer being mooted.

However, the story also claims that Les Parisiens are not willing to wait for Neymar to leave before pouncing for Dybala and even hope to wrap up a deal in the coming days.

Juventus do appear to be keen to listen to offers for the ex-Palermo man, who was strongly linked with Manchester United and Tottenham before the Premier League transfer window closed.

The sale of Dybala would free up funds for the Bianconeri to bring top attacking target Mauro Icardi to Turin from Inter.