The transfer window may have closed but that does not stop the rumors from flowing and Friday brings a humdinger from Mundo Deportivo.
The Catalan daily is reporting that Barcelona are internally discussing whether their next big move should be for Kylian Mbappe or Neymar.
Barcelona spent all summer pursuing Neymar only to fail to agree a deal for the Brazilian, although there has already been speculation they will return in 2020.
However, there are concerns about bringing Neymar back to the Camp Nou. Obviously it would not be a universally popular move given the way he left, and the Brazilian has been blighted with injuries in recent seasons.
All of which has apparently led Barcelona to wonder if it might be a better idea to try and sign Mbappe instead. The Frenchman is still only 20, looks to be the world’s next superstar, would guarantee goals and be welcomed by the fans.
Barcelona have already faced huge difficulties when dealing with PSG and know landing Mbappe before his contract expires in 2022 will be almost impossible.
There’s also the question of Real Madrid. Mbappe has been linked with Los Blancos on many occasions but there’s a suggestion he was open to a move in 2017 and could be again. The club’s French contingent of Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé, Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet, Jean-Clari Todibo and Eric Abidal could also help their case.