As per a report from French outlet Le Parisien, Paris Saint-Germain have laid down their demands to Barcelona over the potential signing of Neymar.
Following 4 trophy-laden seasons at the Camp Nou, Brazilian superstar Neymar made the move to PSG in the summer of 2017, for a world-record 222 million Euro fee.
Barcelona quickly moved to replace the Selecao star, snapping up Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for a fee with the potential to rise to almost 150 million Euro.
However, to say that both moves have since proven somewhat underwhelming would be putting it lightly.
While Neymar has absolutely dazzled when fit and firing at the Parc des Princes, a pair of long-term injury problems have seen the 27-year-old confined to the sidelines when PSG have needed him most in each of his two seasons in Paris.
In addition, rumours of dressing room unrest have been rampant, with PSG’s shock collapse at the hands of Manchester United in the Champions League’s last-16 having no doubt seen Thomas Tuchel’s fractious, ego-rampant squad pushed further apart.
And such problems have since led to mounting murmurs in the media over recent weeks, suggesting that Neymar could yet depart the Parc des Princes this summer.
Total divorce between PSG and Neymar https://t.co/AKhF3HRUIu
— SPORT English (@Sport_EN) June 11, 2019
Breaking | Respected L’Équipe journalist @BilelGhazi reports tonight that PSG will sell Neymar this summer if they receive a considerable offer. More follows.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) June 16, 2019
The South American’s former club, Barcelona, meanwhile, have long been named as a potential landing spot.
The Blaugrana are reportedly eyeing a major overhaul of their frontline this summer, with the reliable Cat Radio having suggested last weekend that both Neymar and Antoine Griezmann are on the wishlist of the Spanish champions.
PSG’s steep demands
One major sticking point in any potential negotiations for the former, however, is PSG’s price-tag.
Claims have wildly varied regarding just how much the Ligue 1 giants will demand to part with their star man over the coming months, with it as of now unclear whether the board at the Parc des Princes are after a straight-cash deal, or a blockbuster swap of some kind.
French outlet Le Parisien (via AS), though, have today shed some light on PSG’s alleged demands.
The capital outfit are said to be asking Barcelona for 130 million Euro, plus a pair of players.
Which Blaugrana stars PSG have set their sights on remains to be seen, though it is added that:
‘names such as Coutinhio, Dembele, Rakitic and Umtiti are likely to be thrown about in any discussions between the clubs.’
Neymar: PSG will accept €130m plus two Barça playershttps://t.co/dOOXvVQhAQ
— AS English (@English_AS) June 29, 2019