NEWS
Wednesday August 14 2019
Barcelona offer Philippe Coutinho plus cash for Neymar

Barcelona have offered Paris Saint-Germain €80m plus Philippe Coutinho for the transfer of Neymar, according to reports.

El Mundo Deportivo cite a report from Le Parisien that it was the Blaugrana’s opening offer, but PSG believe it was not enough upfront cash and they do not value Coutinho at €120m.

Catalan radio station RAC1 outline, the Parisian club have ruled out a loan deal with an option to buy for the player, while Ivan Rakitic and Philippe Coutinho are the players who could leave.

The Brazilian star has been heavily linked with a return to Barcelona this summer as an exit from the French capital had appeared to be looking increasingly likely.

The former Santos forward left the Camp Nou for Paris in the summer of 2017 for a world record €222m fee, but reports continue to suggest he may be open to a departure from the Parisians.

Neymar has continually been linked with a return to Spain since his departure with the Catalan giants and Madrid said to be keen on a future transfer.

Blaugrana president Josep Maria Bartomeu has reportedly given the green light for the club to go all out for a deal, with rumours that negotiations have been ongoing all week.

Football Italia website