Actual Madrid may problem Barcelona for Neymar in one of many greatest switch battles of the summer season, Sky Sports activities Information understands.
Following stories in Spain, it’s understood that Actual president Florentino Perez is enthusiastic about signing Neymar alongside Barcelona, who dream of placing him in new entrance 4 with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann.
PSG’s sporting director Leonardo has already confirmed that Barcelona have contacted them about signing the Brazil star, however he additionally stated: “We have not seen that Barcelona are truly in a position to buy him. A move of this magnitude is not just a question of emotions. It is a financial question.”
It’s claimed PSG officers have a stronger working relationship with Actual Madrid than Barcelona, following Neymar’s world-record £200m transfer to the French capital from Barcelona in 2017.
No formal presents have been made for Neymar at this stage, however one choice Barcelona are understood to be suggesting is a deal that features gamers going the opposite method.
The membership are understood to need to offload Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti this summer season and hope to get substantial charges for them.
Within the subsequent rapid stage of their plans, Barcelona are anticipated to pay the discharge clause for Atletico Madrid’s Griezmann within the subsequent seven days, probably as early as Friday.
Neymar, in the meantime, didn’t return to pre-season coaching this week and PSG are contemplating whether or not to withhold a month-to-month bonus in his contract because of this.
The Ligue 1 champions are discussing their choices and it’s believed they’re treating his no-show critically after claiming there was no settlement for him to increase his keep in Brazil after Copa America.
Each participant on the membership is entitled to obtain the bonus, primarily based on fulfilling contractual obligations, which incorporates conduct.
PSG’s model of occasions is disputed by Neymar following a strongly-worded assertion on Monday. He expects to return to PSG on Monday July 15 after damage prevented him from participating in Copa America for Brazil.
Actual Madrid, in the meantime, have already been very energetic within the switch market up to now this summer season, spending almost £300m on Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo. They too need to offload quite a lot of gamers this summer season.