Fichajes FC Barcelona Held meeting on Monday
With just a week before the summer transfer window closes, Neymar‘s future is still up in the air.
Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus are all thought to be interested in prising the Brazilian away from Paris Saint-Germain, with the former prepared to launch a final bid.
According to La Sexta, Josep Maria Bartomeu chaired a meeting with Barcelona‘s sporting directors on Monday to work out how to approach the signing.
There are two main aspects of this approach.
The first is making an offer worth 170 million euros to PSG and if this offer is in the form of a loan, then the option to buy must be obligatory. If it’s not, PSG won’t accept it.
The second is whether Barcelona decide to include any players in their offer. Ousmane Dembele‘s name is being discussed as a possible makeweight, but the player himself doesn’t want to leave the Camp Nou at the moment.
Barcelona are also wary of PSG‘s stance on Neymar. According to Le Monde, the owner of the French club, the Emir of Qatar, doesn’t want to sell his star player.
The recent injuries to Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, although they’re not serious, won’t make Neymar‘s exit any easier.
Also discussed in Monday’s meeting was the future of Rafinha, who could leave the Catalan club on loan with Valencia the favourites to sign him.
Ivan Rakitic‘s situation was also debated and Barcelona are open to selling the midfielder if the right offer comes in. Juventus are interested, but it remains to be seen whether Rakitic himself will agree to leave.