Paris Saint-Germain ‘have rejected Barcelona’s offer for Neymar’ after two days of intense negotiations.
With the European transfer window set to close on Monday, Barca made a final push to try and secure the Brazilian’s return to the Nou Camp.
But an offer reported by Mundo Deportivo as £118million plus the permanent transfers of Ivan Rakitic and Jean-Clair Todibo, plus a one-year loan deal for Ousmane Dembele, was rejected by the Parisians.
According to RMC Sport, that bid wasn’t tempting enough for PSG, who are demanding a much higher transfer fee having paid a world record £198m for Neymar just two years ago.
It has been reported that any money involved in the deal would have to be guaranteed and without clauses that could reduce the fee in the future.
Other reports in Spain say that Barcelona’s rivals Real Madrid ‘are in a better position’ and are preparing a bid of their own before the window closes.
Neymar, who has yet to play for PSG this season having returned to training following the ankle injury that caused him to miss the Copa America, wants to leave the Parc des Princes.
He has been linked with a move back to Spain ever since his world-record transfer in the summer of 2017.