Real Madrid are again said to be in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over the signing of Neymar before the transfer deadline, according to Sky sources.
Concise News learnt that the Brazil forward is understood to have told PSG he wants to leave the club this summer, having joined from Barcelona in 2017.
PSG are unlikely to sanction a sale unless they are able to recoup the £200m they spent on Neymar.
Barcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner said a move to re-sign the 27-year-old can be “ruled out” at this time and that opens the door to a controversial switch to their arch-rivals.
Neymar enjoyed four trophy-laden years in La Liga with Barca, winning two league titles, a Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.
He also won back-to-back Ligue 1 titles with PSG, scoring 51 goals in 56 appearances.