Barca set to open talks with PSG over Neymar
La Liga side, Barcelona are preparing to begin talks with Paris Saint-Germain over the signing of Neymar.
The Ligue 1 champions have been steadfast over their asking price for the Brazil international and have been sticking to their €222 million (£200m/$249m) valuation of the player they signed from Barca in 2017.
There may well be movement on that price, however, with the 27-year-old keen to make the return to Camp Nou and the Liga giants getting ready to make an official offer in the coming days.
Indeed, in a summer that has been dominated by speculation regarding Neymar’s future, the Catalan club’s president Josep Bartomeu went public with his claim that the former Santos star wanted to leave the Parisians.
And while Neymar has since returned to training with the French club, he has played no part in their pre-season preparations and had to watch from the stands as his team-mates beat Rennes 2-1 to win the Trophee des Champions on Saturday.
Sources have told Goal that the Ligue 1 side are aware of the player’s desire to re-join Barca and the transfer may well have already happened had the potential buying team not been the Catalans.