For Neymar's part, the attacker spoke to PSG sporting director Leonardo on Monday and conveyed his desire to sign only for the LaLiga champions, with Real Madrid seemingly not having shown enough interest to turn the Brazilian's head.
"I hope the president and the other members of the board don't let him go to another club and that everything is resolved with PSG and he can return to where he never should have left".
"We don't have an agreement yet", Barca executive Javier Bordas told the press upon returning to Catalunya on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old joined PSG for €222m two years ago and the Ligue 1 winners want to recoup as much of that fee as possible.
The former Rennes winger has struggled to really assert himself since moving to Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 for £135m, suffering a number of injuries and scoring 18 goals in 66 games across all competitions.
According to Le Parisien, PSG was willing to sell Neymar to Barca for $111 million plus Ousmane Dembele and Nelson Semedo, though it appeared Barca had only gone as far as to offer Dembele on loan and not as a complete transfer sale.
But, with Philippe Coutinho, who was reportedly the ideal candidate to help the two sides to finally take the deal forward, joining Bayern Munich, it has been back to square one for Barcelona. But, with both Messi and Suarez in their thirties now, Neymar's arrival could help manage the minutes of all attacking stars better.
Cash-plus-player deals had been mooted, with €100m and Ivan Rakitic, Ousmane Dembele or Philippe Coutinho (now at Bayern Munich) the most common.
On Wednesday, Dembele's agent Moussa Sissoko was reported by Telefoot as saying: "He is going to stay at Barca 100 percent". Who believes Barcelona should do everything then can, to ensure they bring the forward back.