NEWS
Sunday August 18 2019
La Parisen: FC Barcelona bluffing over Neymar deal

French newspaper La Parisen have accused FC Barcelona of fake interest in bringing Neymar back to the Camp Nou.

According to a report in the French daily, FC Barcelona have falsely created interest in re-signing the Brazilian international in order to appease club captain Lionel Messi ahead of the new season.

Messi has reportedly told manager Ernesto Valverde that he wants to see Neymar back in Catalonia, however no formal bid has been presented to the Ligue 1 side.

The defending La Liga champions have reportedly offered PSG a player-plus-cash deal involving Philippe Coutinho, however that was immediately rejected by the French side, who are sticking to their asking price of €200m.

Interest in Neymar, from arch rivals Real Madrid, is also still a factor, according to La Parisen, and FC Barcelona will make a new offer to PSG next week.

Football Italia website