Barcelona's Offer To PSG For Neymar Includes Just Players, No Money
Barcelona have reportedly offered an outrageous deal to Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar that includes no cash but the choice of three players from a list of four.
Neymar remains subject to intense transfer speculation as his days in Paris appear to be numbered and recent reports suggest a bid has been tabled for the talented Brazilian.
According to German outlet Bild, Barcelona have offered a stunning swap deal in exchange for Neymar. PSG could choose three of the four players from the quartet; Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembélé, Samuel Umtiti and Nelson Semedo.
According to our information, @FCBarcelona has not offered any money to @PSG_inside for @neymarjr. Barca offered this deal: In exchange with Neymar PSG could choose three of the four players from the quartet Philippe Coutinho, Dembélé, Samuel Umtiti and Nelson Semedo @BILD_Sport- Christian Falk (@cfbayern) July 11, 2019
Coutinho and Dembele have been heavily linked with a move away.
Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG are believed to be keeping tabs on Coutinho. Dembele, who cost Barcelona £97 million, has also attracted interest from PSG.
The French giants could get their hands on the two attacking players with Barcelona prepared to swap them for Neymar.
Thomas Tuchel also has two defenders to pick from in the shape of Umtiti and Semedo. The addition of Umtiti could sure up his defence while Semedo would give him cover at right-back following the departure of Dani Alves.
PSG sporting director Leonardo has confirmed that Neymar can leave this summer if they receive the right deal.
"It's clear to everyone [Neymar wants to leave]. But in football, you say one thing today and tomorrow another... It's amazing but it's like that," he said.
"The position is clear for all. But one thing is concrete today: he still has three years of contract with us. And since we have not received an offer, we cannot discuss anything.
"We have not received any offers. But we had, it's true, very superficial contacts [from Barcelona]. They said they wanted to buy but we were not sellers.
"Neymar can leave PSG if there is an offer that suits everyone. But to date, we do not know if anyone wants to buy it or at what price."
Neymar has landed himself in hot water with PSG after failing to turn up for pre-season training.
The club will take "appropriate action" against the 27-year-old amid uncertainty over his future.