Where will Neymar end up this season?
Spanish journalist Guillem Balagué has given an update on Real Madrid and Barcelona’s respective pursuits of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.
The Brazilian has been in the headlines for a number of weeks now.
It was claimed back in July by Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu that Neymar wanted to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
However, he also admitted that PSG don’t want to let him go.
Since then, rumours have only escalated.
PSG sporting director Leonardo recently claimed that ‘talks are more advanced than before, but (there is) no agreement.’
There’s also been talk of swap deals involving Real Madrid and Barcelona.
It’s been reported that Paris Saint-Germain wanted Luka Modric and money from Real Madrid for Neymar.
Meanwhile, there’s been talk of Philippe Coutinho being included in Barcelona’s deal for the Brazilian.
Now, Spanish journalist Guillem Balagué has an update.
Real Madrid and Barcelona both ‘in the equation’
According to the La Liga reporter on Twitter, both Real Madrid and Barcelona are still in the frame to sign Neymar.
He claims that Barcelona currently have offered €100m and Coutinho, but that deal was not accepted.
Real Madrid have also made an offer for Neymar, which includes Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and cash.
The offer from #FCB is so far Coutinho and €100m. Not accepted by PSG
Real Madrid has made an offer too. Money and players (James, Bale). PSG want different players.
Both clubs in the equation. PSG would prefer to sell to Real. Neymar doesn’t want to go back to PSG pic.twitter.com/QhYGcvUINE
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 14, 2019
In this case, PSG want different players included in the deal.
Interestingly, Balagué reveals that PSG’s preference is actually to sell to Real Madrid, despite both clubs being in the frame.
Finally, Balagué claims that Neymar does not want to return to the Paris side.
It looks as though this transfer saga could go all the way up to deadline day.