Neymar’s dramatic return to Barcelona is “getting closer”, according to a Brazilian outlet.
GloboEsporte report that a sensational deal to take the Brazilian back to the LaLiga champions is underway.
And Mundo Deportivo report ‘operation Neymar’ is in progress, but the Brazil forward will have to reduce his €30million per year he receives in France with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Spanish paper also report that Neymar will have to drop the case against the Spanish club for an unpaid renewal bonus, worth around €26million.
There is little other detail from the Brazilian source, but PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi fuelled speculation this week by suggesting change is afoot: “Things have to be completely different.
“The players will have to do more, work more. They are not here to have fun, and if they do not agree, the doors are open, Ciao! I do not want any more celebrity behaviour.”
And Spanish outlet Sport suggests that Manchester United have been alerted by those comments as the
Neymar commented on speculation over his future in March, suggesting that he would not turn down a move to Real Madrid, while Diario Gol stated last month that Manchester United are ‘serious’ about bringing the player to Old Trafford in a €230m move.
“Real Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in the world and any player would want to play there,” he said in March.
“I’m happy in Paris, I’m really good, but nobody knows the future.”
Sport have reported that Manchester United have been alerted by Al Khelaifi’s comments as they are one of the only a few clubs who could prepare a financial package capable of signing him.
The Brazil forward is almost two years into the record-breaking five-year deal he signed when he arrived for £199million in the summer of 2017.