- Neymar switch to Barcelona could not be reached by chieftains of both clubs on Tuesday, August 12
- Barcelona’s offer of Coutinho did not go down well with PSG
- The French club are only interested in discussing cash and players not listed by Barca
Neymar switch to Barcelona from PSG could not be reached by chieftains of both clubs on Tuesday, August 12, despite holding face-to-face discussions with Ligue 1 champions.
According to AS.com, Barcelona sent a powerful delegation that includes executive director Javier Bordás, chief negotiator and Neymar family confidant Andre Cury alongside technical secretary Éric Abidal to discuss a potential deal for Neymar that will also see Philippe Coutinho joining the French champions.
PSG sporting director Leonardo led the French delegation to the four-hour meeting that showed how far the two clubs are apart.
However, Barcelona’s offer Coutinho did not go down well with PSG negotiators, with the La Liga champions eager to arrange a loan deal for Neymar.
Meanwhile, PSG are only interested in discussing cash and players from the likes of Nelson Semedo, Ivan Rakitic and Ousmane Dembélé that Barçelona are not ready to part with.
At the end of deliberations, Barcelona claimed a tactical victory after making their first contact with PSG eggheads as Real Madrid continue to keep tab on the situation.
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The pair of PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu are expected to continue the discussions over Neymar’s deal during the European Club Association summit in Liverpool on Thursday, August 15.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Spanish giants Real Madrid have reportedly stepped up their chase of signing Paris-Saint-Germain superstar Neymar by offering the French club cash and three players.
The three players are Brazilian star Marcelo, Isco and Varane as Los Blancos want Neymar before the close of the transfer window.
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