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Barcelona seek potential Neymar Replacement

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The board are preparing for the worst.

International Champions Cup 2017 - Juventus v FC Barcelona Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

With Neymar’s transfer to PSG looking more and more likely as the days pass, Barcelona have started to make plans for life without Neymar.

Liverpool’s Phillipe Coutinho remains the most likely candidate with Sky Sports reporting the Catalan club are confident of the transfer. The Brazilian recently signed a new contract with the Merseyside club so any transfer will cost Barcelona a hefty fee. Coupled with the fact that clubs now know Barcelona will have money if Neymar is sold so there will be and added price rise for that.

Another name recently floated has been Paulo Dybala. His transfer will also be a very complicated one as would going after Coutinho but many see Dybala as the next great player, some even think better than Neymar. The Argetninian connection with Messi may be tempting for Dybala but Juventus are unlikely to want to sell.

The whole Neymar saga has made this summer an embarrassment for Barça. The failure to land any big name signing as of yet is only worsened by the very real possibility of Barcelona losing one of their biggest stars.