Reports indicate that Barcelona are continuing to explore the possibility of re-signing Neymar this summer as they are making progressive talks with Paris Saint-Germain though an official offer hasn’t been made for the Brazil international.
It’s clssaimed that Barcelona has increased their informal offer for Neymar, this is according to the most recent round of updates in the transfer saga. He reported to Paris Saint-Germain that he was only interested in returning to Camp Nou – all but ending links with Real Madrid.
Sky Sports indicates that Barcelona are making ‘progress’ even though they still haven’t made an official offer to re-sign Neymar before the summer transfer window deadline. Spanish outlet Sport and RAC1 journalist Gerard Romero added that an agreement during talks still hasn’t been reached, while the latter also claims that Paris Saint-Germain are starting to soften over their asking price.
Romero claims that Paris Saint-Germain have lowered their asking price which they were looking to recoup as much of the world record €222m fee as possible. A fee between €170-180m has been speculated, with the most likely way for Barcelona to re-sign Neymar being a season-long loan which includes an obligation to buy the Brazil international in 2020.
Oscar Grau, Barcelona CEO, has been in Paris to hold face-to-face talks with Paris Saint-Germain general manager Jean-Claude Blanc and sporting director Leonardo. Negotiations will continue this week as PSG continue to try and offload Neymar before the transfer window closes on 2 September.
However, as for now there is nothing tangible that indicates that the 27-year-old will be able to complete a move back to Barcelona.