Real Madrid have already started to plan their unveiling of Paris Saint-Germain winger Neymar, while Barcelona are growing ‘confident’ that they will be able to re-sign the Brazil international ahead of their La Liga rivals.
Neymar’s transfer saga has lasted for the entirety of the summer transfer window and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up any time soon either, with the latest batch of stories coming out of Spain failing to shed any real light on the 27-year-old’s future beyond 2nd September.
Starting with developments for Barcelona, it’s Madrid-based Marca (via SportsMole) who report that players at Camp Nou are putting pressure on club president Josep Maria Bartomeu to increase his offer to re-sign Neymar this summer.
The Brazil international’s camp have told players at Barcelona that the club’s highest offer to date stands at just €140m, significantly less than Paris Saint-Germain’s asking price.
Sport (via football.london), however, claim that
Barcelona AND Real Madrid have been asked to put a final offer before midday today. Juventus also in the equation.
The latest twist: in the last few days the relationship between #Neymar, his father/representative and #PSG has improved dramatically (in a VERY positive way) pic.twitter.com/E4RZo1nO1R
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) August 23, 2019
There’s still very little concrete evidence to suggest where Neymar will end up next month, and the only thing that these constant ‘updates’ from the Spanish media are creating is significantly more confusion surround the entire deal.