Neymar, it appears, remains firmly on Real Madrid’s radar and are said to not be put off by the €400m it will cost to make PSG cave in – but they have company.
Reports in Spain have surfaced that the Brazilian – constantly linked with the back-to-back European champions since his plane landed in Paris – could still move to the Bernabéu, despite the denials.
Spanish newspaper AS has revealed that Neymar’s father has informed Real Madrid that Los Blancos can sign the wantaway Brazilian for €400million – a sum only Madrid and a select few others would even consider.
Talks between the two parties are said to have already taken place in Paris.
This morning, however, it is also claimed that fed up Neymar “offered himself” back to Barcelona before injury ended his season.
The world’s most expensive player has seemingly not settled in the French capital following his astonishing £198m move in August 2017.
Injuries and the club’s failure to produce in the Champions League could turn his time at the Stade De France into purely a pitstop.
Though it transpires there could be a tug-of-war between the Catalan giants with former club Barcelona said to be considering their options.
Respected Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo suggest Neymar wants a stunning return to Camp Nou with the La Liga leaders.
They say he “allegedly asked important people” at his former club how a summer return to Barca could be arranged, despite leaving under a cloud and year-and-a-half ago.
PSG’s master plan seems to be falling flat with the club unable to make the quarter finals of the Champions League after losing 5-2 to Real Madrid over two legs.
Last season they self destructed, throwing away a huge advantage before blowing it in the second game at Barcelona to tumble out in humiliating fashion in one of the best matches ever played.
Manager Unai Emery appears to be on the brink and has come under fire from one of his own players after attacker Julian Draxler went public following his exclusion from the last 16 tie on Tuesday night.