Neymar: Barcelona make 'progress' in talks with Paris Saint-Germain
By Bryan Swanson, Chief Reporter
Last Updated: 27/08/19 11:24pm
Barcelona are making progress in their attempts to re-sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain, Sky Sports News understands.
A Barcelona delegation, including club CEO Oscar Grau, held productive talks with PSG general manager Jean-Claude Blanc and sporting director Leonardo in Paris today.
But a deal has yet to be agreed and no formal offer has been made thus far.
Real Madrid also remain in talks to sign him before the transfer window closes in Spain on September 2.
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Sky Sports News understands the figures under discussion over a potential transfer from PSG to Barcelona are around €170m-€180m (£153-£163m), plus a player.
According to Sky sources, the Catalan club are expected to make a loan offer which will come with an obligation to buy the forward.
The world's most expensive footballer swapped the Nou Camp for the Parc des Princes in 2017, in a £200m transfer.
Neymar was left out of PSG's squad for their 4-0 win over Toulouse on Sunday amid speculation about his future.
Meanwhile, former Brazilian international striker Rivaldo has claimed Neymar should have "never left" the Nou Camp.
The ex-Barcelona forward, who scored 130 goals in 235 matches in all competitions for the La Liga giants, took to Instagram, saying: "His departure from Barcelona was wrong, he should never have left one of the biggest clubs in the world.
"But he is eager to come back and resume what he has done. Let the Barcelona president and everyone on the board not let Neymar go to another club.
"I hope it gets resolved with PSG and he can get back to where he should never have left."
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