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Barcelona rumor round-up: Neymar and Philippe Coutinho latest

The latest on the future of the two Brazilians

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Real Madrid willing to include Vinicius Jr in Neymar deal

Today’s rumors start with Neymar and reports that Real Madrid are continuing to show an interest and are willing to include Vinicius Jr in a deal to land the Brazilian.

Sport reckon that Barca have moved ahead of Los Blancos in the race to land the 27-year-old, but Real Madrid are willing to sacrifice their starlet who is valued at €70m.

Zinedine Zidane’s side have previously tried to include Gareth Bale, Isco and Luka Modric in talks with PSG, but it seems the Ligue 1 side are not interested in any of that trio.

Bartomeu will not meet PSG on Friday

Over at Marca the word is that Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu will not meet PSG’s Nasser Al-Khelaif at Thursday’s European Club Association conference in Liverpool.

The president had been expected to attend the meeting and potentially continue discussions about Neymar.

However, Bartomeu has apparently decided it’s more important for him to be at his club’s game against Athletic Bilbao on Friday night.

Coutinho’s agent in Barcelona talks

Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho’s representative, Giuliano Bertolucci, has arrived in Barcelona to talk to the club about the Brazilian’s future.

According to Goal, Bertolucci flew to Barcelona from France, where he had enjoyed a quick chat with Paris Saint-Germain about the former Liverpool man.

The report reckons Coutinho could either be used as part of the Neymar deal, or he could be loaned to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich for the season.

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