Barcelona have reportedly ordered director Raul Sanllehi to return to Spain amid stalled negotiations with Santos for Neymar.
The Catalans have had a reported €22m bid turned down by the Brazilian club for their 55 per cent share in the 21-year-old.
Following on from reports that Barca are reluctant to push that amount any closer to Santos’ reported valuation of €27.5m, it is understood that the club have ordered Sanllehi to return home.
The director has been in Brazil for the past eight days leading the club’s negotiations and have reportedly taken this action out of a feeling that Santos’ demands are unjust.
Barcelona apparently believe that they hold the advantage in negotiations, even amid reported interest from Real Madrid, seeing in their eyes that Neymar wants to move to the Camp Nou.
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