PSG supremo to meet Neymar as star reveals Barcelona want him back

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"Not just because of the relationship I have with him, but because of the type of player he is".

Mundo Deportivo concedes Neymar's courting of Barcelona may even be a tactic to justify a move to Real, given the Catalan club is likely to reject any chance to re-sign the 26-year-old.

Philippe Coutinho admitted he would love Neymar to come back to Barcelona, despite his Brazilian team-mate joining PSG for £198m last summer.

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Jose Mourinho is reportedly hoping to build a team around Neymar while Pep Guardiola is on the hunt for a potential Sergio Aguero replacement.

Marco Ruiz of Spanish daily AS on Monday wrote that a meeting between Real, Neymar Sr. and the player's lawyers recently took place in Paris, where it's said to have been agreed €400 million (£354 million) would be enough to sign the Brazil global.

The Neymar issue is more important than ever and a major source of vexation for Doha, being their prized player. For aReal Madrid, which often values big names like David Beckham to make the club look larger than life, splashing such an exorbitant fee to acquire an effective goal scorer and a famed superstar wouldn't be out of character. On the 400 million, they paid 220 million and when they bought me they paid 72.

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Asked about the speculation on Friday, Real coach Zinedine Zidane said, " Neymar could play in all the clubs because he is very good, like many players".

But the player's exorbitant valuation makes it hard to believe rejoining Barca is on the cards, while links with Real grow and talk of meetings between the relevant parties intensify.

When it was discovered that Neymar Jr had opted to undergo a surgical procedure on an injury sustained during a league game for PSG, the implications were clear to see. PSG would also like to see Champions League success, and the club recently was eliminated by Real Madrid.

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