Barcelona considering reunion with PSG star Neymar

Barcelona considering reunion with PSG star Neymar

In the same interview he said of Neymar: "I want players that are ready to give everything to defend the honour of our shirt and who sign up to the club's project".

And he is seemingly banking on Kylian Mbappe, the French phenom, as the man to lead the club in the coming years, rather than the world's most expensive player. It must be completely different.

The report comes on the back of strong comments from chairman and CEO Al-Khelaifi about the attitude of squad members.

"Nobody forced him to sign here, nobody pushed him in".

There are three years left on the Brazilian's contract at PSG and it would take a figure in excess of the €222 million (£199m) to persuade them to sell. Thus, it is natural that reports of him not wanting the World Cup victor will come up.

He was also stripped of his Brazil team captaincy in May and accused of rape in June. The Brazilian star remains friends with Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

But he is adamant France World Cup victor Mbappe, who initially joined on loan from Monaco two years ago before moving permanently for €130 last summer, will stay in Paris.

Despite comfortably winning the French top-flight, PSG had an overall disappointing season, suffering a Champions League humiliation at the hands of Manchester United and losing the French Cup final to Stade Rennais FC.

And the Brazil worldwide is also seen as a global icon of the game who would enhance the club's brand.

Sources told GloboEsporte that Barcelona and PSG have been holding talks and there is a possibility of the move happening in the July transfer window.

"He's going to have full sporting power".

"His natural authority will be good for everybody - especially the players".

He netted 51 times in 58 games for PSG and won the domestic double with the club last campaign.

That doesn't mean there's no interest, they just don't want a war with PSG. "They are not here to have fun, and if they do not agree, the doors are open, Ciao!" while adding "I do not want any more star behavior".

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