Neymar's father has reportedly met with Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez to discuss a stunning €250m move to the Bernabeu.
The Brazilian only moved to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer but is believed to already be unhappy in the French capital.
Real remain long-term admirers of Neymar , who of course previously played for fierce rivals Barcelona.
And Neymar Sr has had dinner with Real supremo Perez and confirmed his son's interest in a switch, reports Diario Gol.
It is suggested the two parties accept they may have to wait until the summer of 2019 to strike a deal
But Neymar is believed to want out of PSG at the end of the current season and his father promised Perez he would try to force his exit in the summer.
Real would likely have to break Neymar's current world transfer record and pay around €250m (£220m).
Meanwhile, Neymar's former Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique has admitted he understands why the player quit the Nou Camp.
"Even though it really hurt the club when he left, as a friend I could understand his decision and why he wanted to go to Paris. I tried to be fair to him no matter what," he told the Telegraph.
"As a Barcelona fan it hurts and I understand that maybe some Barcelona fans are disappointed about how he left."