Transfer: What Neymar told PSG about Barcelona move after reporting for preseason

PSG officially began pre-season training last Monday but Neymar linked with a move back to Barcelona was not there with the player's camp maintaining he had a prior agreement to stay away

Real Madrid relentlessly look to put Barcelona in a tight corner regarding Neymar’s move

PSG's Qatari hierarchy had made clear they had no intentions of selling Neymar, who they acquired after triggering his £198million release clause in July 2017.

Neymar doubled down on his efforts to force an exit out of Paris when he rejoined the club (a week late) on Monday and held a meeting with sporting director Leonardo to express his desire to leave the club.

The oft-injured talent was expected to return to first-team activities last Monday, prompting PSG to announce that "the club regrets this situation and will, therefore, take appropriate action".

Diario Sport suggested Real Madrid are now in for Neymar in its Wednesday edition but the Spanish club have briefed that that is not the case with coach Zinedine Zidane still insisting that if big money is raised in the transfer market in the next month it should be spent on Pogba and not on Neymar. "It's incredible but it's like that", he said. "But to date, we do not know if anyone wants to buy it or at what price".

Though, Barca have not ruled out a return for the forward, they want the attacker to accept he made a mistake in the way he left the club initially.

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel spoke about Neymar wanting to leave the French side but says it's up to the board whether he can go.

Barcelona have reportedly put a quite astonishing proposition to Paris Saint-Germain in order to re-sign Brazilian superstar Neymar this summer.

It seems as if PSG will be wise enough to wait for a better offer, though nabbing two players with a ton of potential isn't all that bad.

Philippe Coutinho could potentially be part of an offer for his compatriot but Sky Sports has been told no proposals - neither for a loan move nor a permanent departure - have been put to the former Liverpool midfielder by Barcelona or any other club.

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