PSG want Barca’s big-name stars for Neymar
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly demanded Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic, plus cash, in any deal for Neymar to return to Barcelona.
It seems Brazil international Neymar will be on his way to the Nou Camp this summer after making it clear he wants to leave the Parc des Princes.
The fee involved was always going to be an issue, with only a handful of clubs able to get anywhere near his asking price.
Barcelona have started negotiating a cash deal with a player exchange to sign Neymar from PSG, sources have told ESPN FC. pic.twitter.com/VAfJ4eOOVL
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Barca director of football Eric Abidal and board member Javier Bordas flew to France on Tuesday morning to try and negotiate a deal and, according to Mundo Deportivo, the Parisians are demanding plenty for the South American.
The two players involved will still be worth a lot in today’s market but there has been no mention of the fee the Catalans would have to pay to make up the balance.
Real Madrid are also said to be keen on signing the 27-year-old, but his preference is to re-join Barca.