Gremio fullback Felipe Mattioni is in Italy.

The defender, a target for Juventus, has arrived to sort out his passport ahead of moving to Europe.

Mattioni flew out from Brazil without informing Gremio of his plans and faces a fine upon his return.

Meanwhile, his Italian agent, Mino Raiola, has confirmed Juventus' interest, but also is encouraging AC Milan to make a move for the youngster.

"Mattioni is a first class player, absolutely ready for the big leagues of European football. If I were to say, for me he is one for Milan. Yes, I would send him to Milan," said Raiola.