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Transfer Rumors: Barcelona Ready To Offer €100M-Plus Transfer Deal For PSG Star

Credit: EPA

Credit: EPA

Barcelona are not giving up hope on their attempts to sign Neymar, and are reportedly preparing a huge cash-plus-player bid to seal the January transfer of Paris Saint-Germain star. The Brazilian’s future at the Parc des Princes has been up in the air for quite some time and it looks like this saga is set to continue into this winter.

According to Don Balon, Barcelona are ready to try their luck with an offer of around €100 million, with Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti also part of the mix. Rakitic hasn’t seen a lot of action in recent times, which has sparked rumors about a potential exit from the Camp Nou. However, he’s been linked with a move to Manchester United and Juventus, before these plans were revealed.

Manchester could use a player like Rakitic, given his experience and leadership on the midfield, but this swap deal could damage all their plans of landing the Croatian. PSG could also benefit from a player like Rakitic, so it will be interesting to see how this all goes in the end.

This exchange could also be bad news for Chelsea, who were also linked with a move for Neymar, according to Don Balon. They suggested the English side could launch a big-money bid once their transfer ban ends to finally bring in a top-class replacement for Eden Hazard following his departure to Real Madrid.

This is an ambitious move for Chelsea, and it would be great for them if they’re able to make it happen, but one imagines Neymar would prefer returning to Barcelona than going to wandering Chelsea.