Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Neymar suspicion, Messi, Suarez back deal, PSG replacement


Sunday August 25

  • Sergio Ramos mysteriously praises Neymar
  • Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both want Neymar back at Barcelona
  • PSG have lined up Wilfried Zaha as Neymar’s replacement
  • Real Madrid have made plans for Neymar’s presentation if he joins them
  • Barcelona eyeing Rodrigo Bentancur to boost their midfield options

Messi still pushing for Neymar reunion

It’s not the first time we’ve heard this, but Calciomercato in Italy are reporting that Messi is pushing the board to bring Neymar back.

The Argentine is desperate to win the Champions League again before he calls time on his career and the Brazilian could help achieve that.

Alongside Luis Suarez, they formed one of the best attacking trio’s world football has ever seen, winning the 2015 competition in Berlin against Juventus.

Barcelona’s pursuit of Neymar is set to go to the wire.

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Lionel Messi is still pushing to sign Neymar

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Lionel Messi is still pushing to sign Neymar (Image: GETTY)

Barcelona pessimistic over Neymar deal

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalans now believe that PSG won’t sell them Neymar.

The club have struggled to fund a move to bring the Brazilian home and it now looks increasingly difficult.

Neymar hasn’t played since injuring his foot against Qatar for Brazil in June.

He has been back in training with PSG.

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Neymar's move to Barca is looking unlikely

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Neymar’s move to Barca is looking unlikely (Image: GETTY)

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Neymar suspicion, Messi, Suarez back deal, PSG replacement

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Neymar suspicion, Messi, Suarez back deal, PSG replacement (Image: GETTY)

PSG want Zaha to replace Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain are plotting a £100million move for Wilfried Zaha, reports say.

The Ligue 1 side could turn to the Ivorian to replace Neymar according to The Mirror.

PSG are said to be ready to send delegates to London to open talks.

Zaha came close to leaving Crystal Palace this summer with Arsenal and Everton both launching bids.

The winger signed a five-year deal worth £130,000-a-week deal last year and the Eagles would have to wait until January before being able to bring in a replacement.

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: PSG want Zaha to replace Neymar

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: PSG want Zaha to replace Neymar (Image: GETTY)

Neymar suspicion

Sergio Ramos has suspiciously praised Neymar after his side drew 1-1 with Real Valladolid.

“Neymar is a top player, for me, one of the top three players in the world,” said Ramos.

Real Madrid continue to chase Neymar, who is more likely to join Barcelona.

Ramos also made it clear that he wants goalkeeper Keylor Navas to stay, amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

He added: “Keylor is a great friend, one of the top three keepers in the world. I think the competition [between him and Courtois] is good.”

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Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Sergio Ramos has praised Real Madrid target Neymar

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Sergio Ramos has praised Real Madrid target Neymar (Image: GETTY)

Messi and Suarez want Neymar

Spanish based journalist Sid Lowe claims that a number of key players at Barcelona including Messi and Suarez want to bring Neymar back to the club and are pressing to make it happen.

“I listened to Julien yesterday and everything he said was correct [about PSG not wanting to allow a loan deal],” Lowe explained on ESPN FC.

“The problem is that anything can shift.

“Right now, Barcelona are in a very strange position.

“They would very much like to sign Neymar, they have a number of the dressing room, in particular Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, saying they would like to sign Neymar.

“And, I suspect the most important thing for them is that they don’t want Real Madrid having Neymar.

“The problem is that they don’t really have the means to do this.”

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Messi and Suarez want Neymar back

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Messi and Suarez want Neymar back (Image: GETTY)

Barca keen on Bentancur

Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Rodrigo Bentancur is on Barcelona’s radar and they could move for the midfielder before September 2.

He would cost Barca around £55m but the report adds Barca are in advanced discussions over a deal for the Uruguayan international.

The 22-year-old joined the club in 2017 but established himself in the first team under Massimiliano Allegri last term.

Competition for places in Maurizio Sarri’s new look squad is incredibly high though and Bentancur was an unused sub in the Serie A opener at Parma.

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