Juventus director Fabio Paratici had the first genuine meeting with Manchester United to discuss Paul Pogba and Joao Cancelo, claim Sky Sport Italia.
Several Italian sources state director of sport Paratici is in London, where he met Chelsea to discuss freeing Coach Maurizio Sarri.
However, Gianluca Di Marzio insists he also met with Manchester United in their London offices and broached the subject of Pogba for the first time.
The theory of a return to Turin has been floating around for months, but so far the talks seem to have been informal with the player himself.
This is the first time Juventus have met with Manchester United to begin genuine negotiations for Pogba.
There could also be a key to the deal, because Sky Sport Italia confirm Manchester City have not yet finalised the move for Cancelo, who is valued at €55-60m.
Manchester United are also interested in the Portugal international full-back, so he could be used as part of an exchange for Pogba.