Catalan Side Not Interested In A Fee
Barcelona will only do a player-exchange deal to bring former player Neymar back to the Nou Camp.
The Brazil international is trying to force through a move away from Paris Saint-Germain. It is believed he isn’t keen on playing second fiddle to Kylian Mbappe. It was a similar situation during his first spell at Barca where he was behind Lionel Messi in the fans’ affections.
But the word from the Barcelona hierarchy is that will pay “not one euro” for Neymar and that even the prospect of a move to Real Madrid will not cause them to lose any sleep.
Real offered £85 million plus Gareth Bale to PSG in return for the 27-year-old Brazilian but that was rejected by the French side. The latest reports suggest PSG are more interested in a fresh offer of £149 million plus midfielder Luka Modric.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG will all be in Liverpool this week for the latest meeting of the top clubs’ talking shop the European Clubs Association. Progress could me made then on whichever form the move takes although sources at the Nou Camp expect him to remain in Paris.