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PSG taking new approach to sign Neymar from Barcelona - Report

According to L’Équipe, the club from Paris want to negotiate a price, and that opens a door for... Verratti?

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The Neymar rumors are unstoppable, and there’s a new report from France adding fuel to the fire. According to L’Équipe, Paris Saint-Germain are planning to approach Barcelona to try and negotiate a deal between the two clubs for the transfer of the Brazilian superstar.

Because they’re worried about Financial Fair Play, paying Neymar’s €222 million may not be possible for PSG despite their giant financial power, and that’s why they could try to negotiate with Barça to potentially lower the fee.

Barça have made it clear multiple times they do not plan to sell Neymar for any price, and the only way the Brazilian will leave is if PSG pay the release clause. It makes no sense to lower the fee, unless Barça ask for a player in return.

How about... um... Marco Verratti? It’s no secret that the Italian midfielder is a major target for Barça, and if PSG really want Neymar and Barça really want Verratti, then a swap could make sense. The Parisians should obviously throw some more money to sweeten the deal, maybe €150 million or something like that. It’s a lot, but Barça should negotiate hard to test PSG’s resolve.

The possibility of this being true is quite remote, especially with the report coming from L’Équipe. But if losing Neymar means getting Verratti and a lot of money, this might not be the worst summer ever...

What do you think, Barça fans?

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