Published On: Mon, Sep 2nd, 2019

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Neymar latest, Juventus plan, Lionel Messi text plea | Football | Sport

07.55 UPDATE: Umtiti swap deal?

Barcelona reportedly want Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, and are willing to offer Samuel Umtiti in the deal.

Umtiti has fallen down the Barca pecking order with Clement Lenglet moving ahead of the Frenchman.

And Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims Barca are wanting to bring in Rugani in place of Umtiti.

Umtiti has been linked with a move away and could be offered for the Italy international.

07.45 UPDATE Lionel Messi text

Lionel Messi is reportedly keen to see Neymar back at the Nou Camp after two years at PSG.

The Brazilian superstar was linked with a moves to Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus.

According to L’Equipe, Messi sent his friend a text message after hearing from Neymar himself of his desire to leave PSG.

Messi reportedly wrote: “We need you to regain the Champions League.”

07.20 UPDATE: Juventus working on Rakitic

Juventus want to sign Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic, according to reports.

The Croatia international has been benched for the last three matches amid talk he could move to PSG as part of a stunning swap deal for Neymar.

Barcelona had been hoping to use the veteran as bait in order to re-sign Neymar but, despite the Samba star’s determination for a move to happen, any deal now looks dead.

And Catalan newspaper Sport say Juventus are now hoping to lure Rakitic away from the Nou Camp.

07.00 UPDATE: Barcelona end Neymar hopes

Barcelona have ended their interest in signing Neymar this summer and will instead return for the Brazil ace next year.

ESPN report that Barcelona will return with an offer for the forward next summer after missing out on a deal for him this year.

Neymar could still leave PSG today but chances are slim unless someone bites.

Real Madrid were also keen but appear to have given up as well.

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