A number of updates regarding Neymar’s potential departure from Paris Saint-Germain have emerged online this evening.
The story surrounding the future of world’s most expensive player Neymar has been one of the talking points of the summer transfer window so far.
The Brazilian attacker has been hotly-tipped for a Parc des Princes departure, just 2 years on from his 222 million Euro arrival from Barcelona.
The Blaugrana, meanwhile, have, to this point, been the outfit most persistently-touted as a potential destination.
Despite having already added Antoine Griezmann to their star-studded attack this summer, Barca are said to be eyeing one more signing up top.
Additionally, Neymar’s fellow countryman, Philippe Coutinho, departed the Camp Nou for Bayern Munich earlier today.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 19, 2019
And, as per a number of reports across the European media this evening, the Catalans are set to launch their latest assault to coax Neymar back to the club this week.
Barcelona are said to be readying a loan proposal, which could then be made permanent next summer:
Barcelona will make an offer to sign Neymar on loan from PSG this week with an option to make the deal permanent next summer, sources have told ESPN FC. pic.twitter.com/whsydPitMJ
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 19, 2019
The outfit named as the Blaugrana’s most serious competitors for Neymar’s signature to this point in the summer, meanwhile, have been La Liga rivals Real Madrid.
As per a report from reliable Brazilian outlet Globoesporte, though, a new suitor have tonight entered the fray.
The club in question are Serie A powerhouse Juventus.
The interest of the Bianconeri comes amid PSG’s long-standing links to Paulo Dybala.
Globo claim that ‘an important chapter’ in the Neymar saga unfolded this evening, as the possibility of a Dybala-Neymar swap (presumably including a large cash sum on Juve’s part) was discussed between the clubs.
The Turin giants are now labelled as a ‘heavyweight contender’ in the race for PSG’s star man, with developments expected over the coming week:
🇫🇷 #Mercato 🚨 L’entourage de Neymar a confirmé à RMC Sport qu’une offre de prêt allait tomber !
— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) August 19, 2019