The Spanish press believes that Real Madrid will make PSG one last offer for Neymar.
According to Spanish news outlet AS, they have gone ahead of rivals Barcelona by virtue of the amount of cash they have available and the choice of players they have given PSG.
It is understood that Real have come up with 160 million Euros in cash. Plus there are a host of players to be considered as makeweights as part of the other 90 million Euros PSG are demanding.
James Rodriguez is still considered the favorite player for which Real are willing to part with. Although Gareth Bale is back in the first-team fold, he is more than likely a player they would part with too.
The problem arises, with the list of players that PSG has come up with that interest them from Real Madrid.
PSG are interested in Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema. Pillars of French football, going to the French champions would be a dream-like scenario for Paris.
There is also Keylor Navas, having just lost Buffon, PSG would love an experienced top draw keeper to come in.
What about Vinicius Jr. the young Brazillian has not been at the Santiago Bernabeu long, but has struggled under new manager Zidane, and is unsure of his future. Someone director of football at PSG called “the new Neymar.”
Finally, Isco is another player on PSG’s shortlist, an attacking midfielder. who scores and creates on the field as few others can.
The problem with PSG’s list is that these players are all key to Zidane, Perez and the Real project.
It is highly unlikely that Real want to lose pillars of their team either and go-to guys for manager Zinedine Zidane.
Varane, Benzema, and Isco are some of the first names on the team sheet. Navas is filling in right now for Courtois. Vinicius Jr wants to play alongside his hero Neymar, not leave when he arrives.
The final deal may end up being a surprise to everyone. Neymar to Real is a real possibility after Barcelona failed to generate the cash they wanted from Coutinho.
If Barca strikes a loan now pay later deal, they will be dependent on Coutinho impressing at Bayern this year and them taking up the option to buy at 130 million Euros in 12 months time.