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Neymar: PSG submit huge Barcelona transfer demand involving one player

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly open to selling Neymar to Barcelona this summer.

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Neymar: PSG submit huge Barcelona transfer demand involving one player

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly open to selling Neymar to Barcelona this summer.

By MIKAEL MCKENZIEPUBLISHED: 07:57, Wed, Jul 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 07:57, Wed, Jul 15, 2020

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Barcelona have reportedly received a boost in their hope of taking Neymar back to the Nou Camp as Paris Saint-Germain have named their price as they look to strike a deal this summer.

Neymar joined PSG for a world record £198million three years ago but he has had a turbulent time in the French capital.

Failure to win the Champions League has left club bosses wondering if the 28-year-old is the answer to their issues.

Barcelona will find it difficult to buy Neymar as they face a fight to meet Financial Fair Play regulations.

But El Chiringuito TV have claimed PSG have offered the Catalans an olive branch to get the deal done.

The report suggests the Ligue 1 side would be happy with a nominal £72m fee – but they also want Ousmane Dembele included in the deal.

The 23-year-old has only made five La Liga appearances this season as he continues to struggle with injuries.

A return to Dembele’s homeland may be tempting in a bid to revive his career but that will not be the only offer he receives this summer.

The Athletic reported last week that Manchester United are considering the Frenchman as an alternative to Jadon Sancho.

Reports in Spain suggest Dembele is determined to make a success of himself at Barcelona and wants to fight for his place.

But if Quique Setien’s side make an approach for Neymar the decision may be taken out of Dembele’s hands.

Earlier this year, six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi admitted he wanted Neymar to return to Barca.

“Neymar is one of the best in the world and I’d love him to come back,” he said.

“He is a very happy person who is always smiling and enjoys himself on and off the pitch. He gave all the players a lift.

“It’s normal for the fans to feel [resentment about his possible return] because of the way he left, and that also bothered me at the time because we tried to do everything possible to try to convince him not to do it.

“At the end of the day, we all want to win. We all want to have the best and that goes for the fans, who want to see good football and success.

“I think Neymar really wants to come back. He’s sorry about what he did and last year he tried hard to come back.

“I think that [apologising] would be the first step he would take to try to make it happen.”


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