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PSG Reportedly Reject Barcelona Neymar Bid; Real Madrid Won't Give Up Vinicius

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistAugust 14, 2019

(LtoR) Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria, Paris Saint-Germain's Spanish defender Juan Bernat, Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes, Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain's Spanish midfielder Pablo Sarabia attend a training session of French L1 football club Paris Saint-Germain in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, on August 10, 2019. (Photo by DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP)        (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
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Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly rejected a bid from Barcelona for star man Neymar, while Real Madrid have denied their request to include Vinicius Junior in a deal. 

According to AS' Fernando Kallas and Mario Cortegana, Barcelona approached the French champions with an offer of €100 million plus Philippe Coutinho, while Ivan Rakitic was also discussed. Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez have been put on the table by Real Madrid, but Les Parisiens have their eye on "anti-Neymar" Vinicius.

Per the report, Les Parisiens are big fans of the Brazilian youngster's conduct. PSG also have their eye on Ousmane Dembele and Nelson Semedo in negotiations with Barcelona.

According to Julien Laurens and Jonathan Johnson of ESPN FC, Neymar has made it clear to the club he wants to leave, and he no longer seems to have a future in Paris. The fans are done with the 27-year-old:

Goal @goal

Seen at Parc des Princes today 👀 NEYMAR, GET OUT 😳 https://t.co/t7eNvyqLEo

Les Parisiens have acknowledged talks are ongoing, and a departure seems inevitable:

Jonathan Johnson @Jon_LeGossip

Neymar no called up for Nimes clash. Discussions ongoing. "Talks more advanced than before, but no agreement. We will see what happens -- everybody needs the future to be defined." #PSGNO

The Ligue 1 giants paid a world-record fee for Neymar in 2017, however, and will want fair value for their superstar. With former club Barcelona and hated rivals Real Madrid both interested, they have the opportunity of playing them off against each other to maximise their return.

Both Barcelona and Real have already spent big on attacking reinforcements, bringing in Antoine Griezmann and Eden Hazard, respectively. In order to operate within their budgets, they would likely rather send players to Paris as part of their offers.

The Neymar clan is not letting sentiment influence the deal:

B/R Football @brfootball

“You may say, ‘Damn, I’m treating my son like a business.’ Well, of course." https://t.co/1oSRwIAUU9

While the forward has a Barcelona history, that same history works against the Blaugrana when it comes to negotiations. Per ASFernando Kallas, PSG would much rather sell to Los Blancos, with whom they have a much better relationship.

A recent poll conducted by AS' Jonathan Meaney showed a majority of 160,000 Real Madrid fans questioned are not in favour of a move for Neymar.