Published On: Wed, Aug 28th, 2019

Barcelona plan on announcing PSG star Neymar tomorrow with transfer talks ongoing | Football | Sport

Barcelona want to announce the signing of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar on Thursday, according to reports.

The Brazil international has been the source of much speculation throughout the bulk of the summer and, despite Real Madrid and Juventus’ interest in the forward, there’s a sense he will make a stunning return to the Nou Camp before the transfer window shuts.

Barcelona want to pay £154million to re-sign Neymar, while Ousmane Dembele could also be key to any operation despite comments made by his agent.

And El Chiringuito claim Barcelona want to announce the signing of the 27-year-old this Thursday.

That means a deal could even be announced as early as Wednesday evening.

But Dembele may yet throw a spanner into the works with the Barcelona star’s agent insisting he will not be going anywhere.

“Ousmane stays 100 per cent. There is no chance he will leave. He wants and will win at Barca,” said Moussa Sissoko.

Barcelona could also include Ivan Rakitic as part of a deal.

The Croatia international has supposedly approved a move to PSG but, with Dembele hesitant, only time will tell as to what happens.

Barcelona are confident they can get a deal for Neymar over the line before the transfer window shuts on September 2.

But ESPN pundit Gabriele Marcotti believes Neymar will end up staying at PSG.

“Early indications are that both Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe will be back by the second or third week of September,” he told ESPN.

“I don’t think that necessarily ways into the equation here.

“There are reports in Spain saying that Barcelona are going to make one final attempt involving an Ousmane Dembele plus cash package.

“It’s something we’ve heard but I’m pretty sceptical here. If PSG didn’t go for Philippe Coutinho plus cash, arguably a player they needed more, I’m not sure how Dembele plus cash is going to sway them.

“Also, I think in general, the mood has changed even though nobody is getting carried away by that 5-2 win over Real Betis.

“They have solutions, that Griezmann carried the team without Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

“On the PSG end, as much as the ultras would like to see him gone, as much as they don’t appreciate his behaviour, Thomas Tuchel will happily take him back and the club won’t be bullied into letting him go for less than he’s worth.

“Barring some weird divine intervention, I think Neymar stays where he is.”

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