Neymar is desperate to return to Barcelona and his Paris Saint-Germain superiors are beginning to realise they may have to sell him sooner rather than later, according to reports in Spain.
The Brazilian left the Nou Camp for Paris in a world-record £198million deal back in 2017, but talk of a move back to Barcelona is continuing to escalate.
Mundo Deportivo report that, now 28, Neymar is continuing to think about a move back to his old club, where he would link up with the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique once more.
Neymar wants to return to Barcelona and could run down the last two years of his deal at PSG
Neymar is often in contact with his old friends at Barcelona, who would welcome him back
It has been written that PSG are beginning to realise that they may have to sell him in the coming months, or risk losing him for free when his contract expires in 2022.
To make no return on a player they paid close to £200m for would be disastrous for the French giants, and they will be well aware that the sooner they sell him the more money they will make.
Contract talks between PSG and the player have stalled, and new reports claim that Neymar is in constant contact with his old friends at Barcelona, who have told him he would be welcomed with open arms if he headed back.
Last week, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu poured cold water on any impending move by claiming that he found it difficult to see PSG letting Neymar go.
PSG, and their chairman Nasser Al Khelaifi (centre right) risk losing £198m Neymar for nothing
Neymar joined Barcelona in 2013, staying for four years before heading to the French capital
Indeed, it seems that if Neymar is to leave PSG for Barcelona, it would not be with the blessing of the Ligue 1 champions.
Barcelona are also in some financial difficulty, made significantly worse by the coronavirus crisis, and would almost certainly have to sell some big names to facilitate a move for Neymar.
Mundo report that Barcelona are willing to include the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Samuel Umtiti, Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic in a potential swap deal.
Neymar takes a shot during PSG’s friendly against Le Havre – with a crowd – on Monday evening
Ivan Rakitic (right) is among the Barca players they would reportedly consider in a swap deal
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