Neymar wants return to Barcelona rather than controversial switch to Real Madrid

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It is unclear whether the Brazilian superstar actually wants to leave PSG already, or he is just aiming to increase his already absurd wages.

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN'S sporting director has sensationally admitted he can not guarantee Neymar's future in the French capital.

Being knocked out of the Champions League in the Round of 16 is a major disappointment for Neymar, who has undergone surgery and is set to miss the rest of the 2017-18 campaign. But there is no smoke without fire, and Neymar could be back in Spain soon.

"He has not told me anything, but if it's up to me, I would open the door right now", Rakitic told reporters following Saturday's 2-0 win over Malaga. "I would always put Ney on my team".

According to rumors in Spain, Neymar is reportedly unhappy at Paris Saint-Germain and now wants to return to Barcelona or Real Madrid, less than a year after the Parisians paid the world record fee for him.

Asked if Neymar would fit in at Real Madrid, Zidane added: "Yes".

Real coach Zinedine Zidane said: "Neymar could play in all the clubs because he is very good, like many players".

At the moment, Neymar is arguably the world's third-most recognizable player, behind veterans Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Neymar spent four years at Barcelona before leaving for Paris last summer, but his time in the French capital has been fraught with speculation about his future.

It wouldn't be surprising if the possible 400 million euros for Neymar is a gross exaggeration and that Real Madrid was just using the media to boast about their wealth and prestige.

The Brazilian is said to have contacted the LaLiga side in the wake of PSG's elimination from the Champions League this week.

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