Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly offered Neymar to Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants are no longer in a position to be able to make an offer.
The Brazilian wide-player has long been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu at some point in the future, rumours that have only intensified since he left Barcelona for PSG two years ago.
He is now strongly linked with a return to the Nou Camp, but in a bid to avoid having to do business with the disliked Catalans, PSG have offered their star asset to Real Madrid on two occasions, according to Marca.
Neymar has endured a miserable time in the French capital since he became the world’s most expensive player ever in 2017.
The 27-year-old left Barcelona to step out of Lionel Messi’s shadow, but he now finds himself locked in the shade of France’s most prodigious talent, Kylian Mbappe.
Another miserable season, pockmarked by injuries and failure in the Champions League, has reportedly led Neymar to the conclusion that he should return to the club from which he left in dishonourable circumstances.
But PSG do not see a negotiation with Barcelona as feasible, due to the poor state of relations between the two sides.
Barcelona’s attempts to sign Marco Verratti antagonised already strained relations, as did their pursuit of former outcast Adrien Rabiot.
The Catalans are reportedly close to signing Antoine Griezmann, meaning any outlay on Neymar would require tough negotiation.
Real Madrid meanwhile have long sought to lure Neymar but their heavy expenditure on Eden Hazard, for a fee that could rise to £150million, and the stalemate surrounding Gareth Bale’s future, make signing the Brazilian an outlandish prospect.