LUIS SUAREZ has reportedly called Giorgio Chiellini to clear the air ahead of his move to Juventus.
The Uruguayan famously bit the Italian at the 2014 World Cup and has made sure Juve's captain bears no grudges before he agrees to the £256k-a-week switch.
Suarez is poised to depart the Nou Camp after he was deemed surplus to requirements by Ronald Koeman.
And he has sought to avoid an awkward encounter with Chiellini after nibbling on the 36-year-old's shoulder during during Uruguay's group stage game with Italy in Brazil, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Despite the savage nature of Suarez's chomp, Chiellini has since shrugged off the incident.
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He said: "Suddenly I noticed he had bit my shoulder.
"It just happened, but this is his contact strategy in hand-to-hand combat and, if I may say so, it is mine too.
"He and I are similar."
Suarez also took responsibility for his actions at the time so a meeting between the two in the coming weeks should not be too awkward.
Suarez said: "I admit I was wrong, but I am a human being.
"Each player has his own style of play, his own character and this got me where I am now."
Ajax have already confirmed their interest in signing Suarez, 33, as they look to bring the player back to Holland.
But a move to Turin seems more than likely, where he could link up with old rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
It was reported over the weekend Suarez has spoken to Juve chief Pavel Nedved to discuss a potential switch to Italy.
And according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Old Lady has now agreed personal terms with the player's representatives during a second meeting.
The report adds that Suarez is set to pen a £256k-a-week deal.
Juve boss Andrea Pirlo has identified the ex-Liverpool ace as a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain, who has been linked with an MLS switch.
Suarez took to social media last week where he broke his silence on speculation regarding his future.
Should Barca fail to get an offer for the Uruguay international, they would have to fork out £12million to cancel his contract.
Swapping Barcelona for Juventus will mean the striker would have played with both Lionel Messi and Ronaldo.
And SunSport listed every player who has played with both of the greatest players of our era.
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