PSG told Barcelona what they want to sell Neymar back to them, to avoid the long transferring saga that ended up going nowhere last summer.
For the past couple of seasons, Neymar has been linked to a move back to the Nou Camp and last summer, Lionel Messi wanted his club to bring back his former teammate to Spain.
The saga lasted a major chunk of the summer but never happened and Barca then signed Antoine Griezmann, but this summer they could be back for the Brazilian.
The French champions want € 80 million, and Ousmane Dembele for the 28-year-old winger, according to the Spanish newspaper El Chiringuito.
Neymar left the Catalan giants for € 222 million, a world record fee that surpassed the previous record in 2017 when the release clause was triggered by the Ligue 1 side.
Barca replaced him with Dembele, signing for €105 million the Frenchman from Borussia Dortmund, with an additional € 40 million a year after moving to Germany for about € 15 million.
Injuries and form meant the move did not work out for the former Rennes winger and this season he’s only played three games this season in La Liga.
During his first season at the Nou Camp, Griezmann was criticized and this summer the reigning La Liga champions are again being linked with moves forward.
Inter’s Lautaro Martinez is their main target in the transfer window but concerns have been raised about whether the Spanish side can pay for him the huge amount.
Though, with Messi wanting Neymar and the opportunity to get Dembele out of the team, it may be more likely to step on with the PSG.
After reports that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner is preparing to walk away from the club at the end of next season, Barca may hope that signing Neymar would go some way to placating Messi.
It’s unlikely they will keep their league title this season but are still in the Champions League, but Napoli will have to be defeated in the second leg of their last 16 tie.
Neymar and PSG are still chasing their first European title, despite being able to comfortably defend their title in France, even with the season being shortened.