NEWS
Wednesday August 14 2019
Barcelona president opts out of chance to talk to PSG

Barcelona may have placed the brakes on their attempts to re-sign forward Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain, say El Mundo Deportivo.

The Catalan media outlet highlights how the club president Josep Maria Bartomeu will not travel to Liverpool for the European Club Association (ECA), where he was due to speak with Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, president of the French club.

On Tuesday, Diario AS cited a report from Catalan radio station RAC1 that claims the Blaugrana president Bartomeu had given the green light for the club to go all out for a deal on the attacker.

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.

A report in Marca last month claimed the Catalan giants were open to the possibility of selling Ousmane Dembele this summer, while the future of Philippe Coutinho is also under scrutiny.

Football Italia website