Real Madrid growing increasingly confident of beating Barcelona to Neymar

Monday, 26 Aug, 2019

The club's fan base has been polarized by this potential return as some are willing to embrace Neymar back, while others simply haven't moved on from his acrimonious 2017 departure.

Juventus have joined the race for the signature of Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar, with a high-profile swap deal being discussed, according to reports in Brazil.

He told Betfair: "With Neymar wishing to leave PSG, it will be important that a transfer is complete before deadline day at the end of the month, after all it would be tough for him to stay in France".

Now it is time for Barcelona to make their move after PSG rejected their loan offer for the player on Tuesday, and Real Madrid have sent staff to Paris to negotiate. Money would need to be included as well, so Juve would have to raise a significant amount of cash from player sales, making the deal all-but nonexistent.

Despite Dembele's agent, Moussa Sissoko, saying earlier this week that the France global will remain in Catalonia, they are now thinking about offering him in a player-plus-cash deal.

Barca will be opened to bringing the winger back to Camp Nou after Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele were taken put of their opening day defeat to Athletic Bilbao last weekend.

It's for that reason that Messi et al want him to return, because they know that with Neymar in situ, they've a much better chance of winning the Champions League again.

Sources say they believe they are in a strong position to negotiate because it was never their intention to sell a player who is under contract until the summer of 2022.

"I imagine them combining in a spectacular and brilliant way together, and Neymar could help the team, sharing some responsibilities that, at the moment, are all only Ronaldo's".

The Brazilian forward suffered two serious injuries at the beginning of 2018 and 2019, as well as another one just before the 2019 Copa America, with all of them occurring in the same leg.