Neymar told Barcelona he wants to return to the club prior to Paris Saint-Germain's UEFA Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid, according to sensational reports in Spain.
Mundo Deportivo's Fernando Polo and Roger Torello (h/t MailOnline's Max Winters) reported Neymar told the Catalan club he misses his former team-mates and was stubborn to force an exit as he looked to strike out on his own away from Lionel Messi.
What's more, the Brazilian is also said to be unhappy with the calibre of opposition he now faces in Ligue 1.
Neymar is on the sidelines with a fractured metatarsal, but he racked up 29 goals and 19 assists in 30 appearances in all competitions prior to his injury.
Grup 14's Rafael Hernandez noted his situation in the French capital and PSG's struggle to live up to Europe's elite:
A return to Barcelona is unlikely, though, given the 26-year-old's acrimonious departure from the Camp Nou in the summer.
Further, while his move initially looked to be a significant setback for Barca, the team, while less spectacular, are a more balanced unit without him in the side.
Spanish football commentator Eduardo Alvarez noted the cohesiveness of the team as they beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 earlier in March:
On top of those issues, Barca would be hard-pushed to muster the funds needed to bring him back having since signed Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho for up to €145 million and €160 million, respectively.
According to AS' Manu Sainz, it will take €400 million to prise him away from PSG, with Real Madrid interested in bringing him to the Spanish capital.
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is an admirer of Neymar's, but he did not want to address speculation regarding his price tag or a move to Madrid, per Real Madrid Info:
Real are a much likelier destination than Barcelona, and it's not beyond the realms of possibility he goes there at some point, but raising that kind of capital won't be easy even for them.
PSG will also be determined to keep hold of their star for more than just one season—particularly after they crashed out of the Champions League with the player absent through injury—so a move this summer does not look to be on the cards.