According to ever reliable @moillorens and @samuelmarsden , Barca studies their new offer to PSG for Neymar. €170m package. Dembele can enter into the Neyback operation. Two vice president is against it, but they are considering this scenario.
Barcelona will return with a third offer for Neymar. They are weighing up including Ousmane Dembele as a makeweight in an attempt to convince Paris Saint-Germain to sell. That’s according to @ESPNFC.
Barca have already seen two bids turned down for Neymar, who left the club for France in a world record €222 million transfer in 2017.
PSG rejected a first offer which included Philippe Coutinho, Ivan Rakitic and €80m. Moreover, they dismissed their request to take him on loan this season ahead of a permanent move next summer. That deal would have been worth around €190m.
With less than two weeks to go before the transfer window closes on Sept. 2, Barca are against the clock to come up with an offer which suits PSG.PSG could set a deadline for any potential deal, too, as they want to have their squad finalised as soon as possible.
Barca’s next offer, therefore, could be their last. The club’s hierarchy are not in complete agreement over a move for Neymar but are working on a formula which they hope will finally secure the Neyback scenario.
Barca have insisted this summer that Dembele would not be used in a potential deal but sources inside the club have told @ESPNFC that stance has softened.
Is Dembele prepared to move?
Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, said earlier this week that the France international will remain in Catalonia. However, they are now thinking about offering him in a player-plus-cash deal.
Coutinho’s agent also suggested he would remain at Camp Nou days before his move to Bayern Munich last week. Which meant he was not included in Barca’s bid to re-sign Neymar.
There is disappointment about how Dembele, who was ruled out for over a month earlier this week, has handled his latest injury. He didn’t tell the club’s medical staff about the full extent of the problem after last Friday’s loss to Athletic Bilbao. It wasn’t until the Monday that the club realised the severity of the damage to his hamstring.
Sources have told @ESPNFC that PSG coach Thomas Tuchel, who worked with Dembele at Dortmund, would love to be reunited with the forward. But the club’s sporting director, Leonardo, has doubts.
He is concerned about the number of Barca games he has missed through injury. The latest of which means he won’t be available for action until October.