Barcelona make shock cash-plus-Coutinho offer for Neymar (Sport)
Barcelona have reportedly made a huge offer to lure Neymar from PSG – including Philippe Coutinho going in the other direction.
Neymar wants to leave the French capital and came in for stinging criticism from president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
Barca are keen on a return for the Brazilian after selling him to PSG for a world-record £199million two years ago.
And they are willing to send his countryman Coutinho plus £90million in the other direction, according to Spanish publication Sport.
The two clubs are seemingly already in negotiations over the deal’ – with the Parisians reportedly asking for around £270million off the bat.
But Barca have now returned with the proposal involving Coutinho – who has endured a tumultuous campaign at the Nou Camp.
The former Liverpool midfielder copped plentiful criticism from fans at the Catalan giants for his displays over the course of the campaign.
Coutinho made the move to Barca in January 2018 for a deal worth £105million, potentially rising to £142million.
Manchester United and Liverpool have been tentatively linked with swoops for his services, but PSG would now seem more likely to be his next destination, especially if Neymar moves in the other direction.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid will not be making a move a move for Neymar, according to the same publication, leaving the path clear for Barca to secure a return.