Neymar bombarded Coutinho with messages to discourage his Barca move in 2018

Neymar bombarded Coutinho with messages to discourage his Barca move in 2018

- Neymar sent several WhatsApp messages to Coutinho to stop him from joining Barcelona

- Coutinho joined the Camp Nou club six months after Neymar's departure to Paris Saint-Germain

- Neymar has been linked with a move back to Barca while Countinho's future remains uncertain

Philippe Coutinho had been receiving several warnings from Neymar via WhatsApp messages before he signed for Barcelona, reports claim.

Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017 for a world record fee of £200million from Camp Nou while Coutinho made a January switch to the opposite direction in 2018.

And reports in Spain claim Neymar had sent several text messages to his compatriot to convince him to join PSG instead.

But Coutinho saw his move to the Catalan club as a dream come true and an advancement in his career from Premier League giants Liverpool.

Three years on, the situation has changed for Coutinho as he struggled to make his £140m move from Anfield count.

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The Brazilian is currently on a season-long loan move at Bayern Munich and the Bundesliga side have stated that his deal will not be made permanent.

Neymar is still with PSG and has continually been linked with a return to Barca and with £70m price tag the Spanish club have placed on Coutinho, PSG are one of the few European sides that can afford him.

Coutinho could be favoured with a move to Paris if Kylian Mbappe's move to Real Madrid materializes and Neymar heads back to the Camp Nou.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's time has passed and will not be tempted by Real Madrid to re-sign him, reports in Spain claim.

It is understood that Juventus could be forced to sell their Portuguese striker for a cut-price of £50million to ease their financial pressure following the global pandemic.

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Los Blancos has been linked with a reunion with the 35-year-old but Spanish news media outlet AS claim the club would look towards signing Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe instead. also reported that Lionel Messi will sign a new contract despite interest from Inter Milan, Barcelona authoritatively claim, The Sun , Marca reports.

Messi will be out of contract at the Camp Nou in 2021 and the Argentine and the club top brass have been at loggerheads in recent weeks.

The most recent was the rumour going the rounds that Messi and his teammates will not take a pay-cut during the global pandemic which did not go down well with the captain.

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