Reports emerging indicate that Barcelona officials are tabling an offer of €100 million plus Philippe Coutinho in their bid to bring Neymar back to the club.
The Spanish giants are willing to re-sign the Brazil international from Paris Saint-Germain at all cost and are hoping that a deal involving a sizeable fee and a proven playmaker will be deemed acceptable.
The speculated transfer fee alone could break his own world record
Neymar’s elevated wage demands are the main obstacle between the Brazilian and a move back to Barcelona, reports further suggest.
Speculation concerning Neymar’s future has heightened in recent days, amid reports that he is determined not to resume his Paris Saint-Germain career.
But aside from his transfer fee, that would be in the region of €200-300 million (£178-266m/$225-338m), although Ousmane Dembele could go the other way to offset the cost, his astronomic annual salary is beyond the Catalans’ means.