Barcelona make £153m offer for Neymar after FOUR HOURS of talks with PSG in Paris as club director insists they are ‘getting closer’ to re-signing star
- Barcelona have been linked with a move for their old player Neymar all summer
- A delegation from Spanish club held four hours of talks with PSG on Tuesday
- Barca director Javier Bordas admitted they are ‘getting closer’ to securing a deal
- La Liga giants are willing to include players in any potential deal for Neymar
The Spanish champions are also discussing the possibility of players going in the opposite direction for the Paris St Germain star with Ousmane Dembele among those to be mentioned.
A Barcelona delegation, including Eric Abidal and chief executive Oscar Grau, held around four hours of talks with Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo and general manager Jean-Claude Blanc on Tuesday afternoon.
Barcelona are edging ever closer to securing a return for Neymar before the window closes
Barcelona club president Josep Bartomeu was among the delegation who held talks with PSG
The fee proposed is to be paid in two installments. Both parties have so far failed to reach an agreement though talks are understood to have been positive and Neymar is keen to see the deal go through.
Brazil forward Neymar, 27, joined PSG from Barcelona in 2017 for a world record fee of £200m.
Barcelona director Javier Bordas, who was among the delegation, confirmed to Spanish media at El Prat airport: ‘We are getting closer.’
Real Madrid are also interested. PSG, meanwhile, are considering a move for Mario Mandzukic of Juventus. They have injuries to Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.
Barcelona have until September 2 to complete a move for the 27-year-old Brazilian star
Ousmane Dembele (right) is also a player that could be included in a possible deal for Brazilian