Barcelona make Neymar transfer decision after PSG demand two players in deal

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Barcelona want to sign Neymar from PSG but, due to their financial situation, are reluctant to break the bank for the Brazil international.

The La Liga giants are hoping to beat Real Madrid to the forward’s signature but, as things stand, have been unable to strike an agreement.

Barcelona had been backed to send either Malcom or Philippe Coutinho to PSG as part of any Neymar swap deal but both players have since gone elsewhere.

And Catalan newspaper Sport say Ernesto Valverde’s side have decided not to give up Dembele or Semedo as well.

Dembele signed for Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017, touching down as Neymar’s replacement.

The France international had starred in the Bundesliga and forged a reputation for himself as one of European football’s most promising players.

Dembele has often struggled for Barcelona, however, failing to show his best form.

Yet despite that, the Catalan giants are determined to keep him and deem the youngster too young and promising to sell.

They also think the same of Semedo, who like Dembele has time on his side.

And Barcelona are now playing a waiting game as they aim to bring Neymar in before the European transfer window shuts on September 2.

Meanwhile, PSG icon David Ginola believes that his former club must sell Neymar before the deadline.

“It’s a huge disappointment to see those insults from fans because there’s a thin line between love and hate,” he said.

“They are becoming more and more impatient because they were promised great things.

“The insults, the whistles, they were too much, it’s inexcusable.

“At the end of the day, Neymar is to blame.

“He’s a symbolic player here. When the supporters hear Neymar say: ‘My best memory as a footballer is when Barça came back against PSG’ it was cruel and hurt every (PSG) supporter.

“If a player doesn’t respect the club or its values, they should leave.”

Neymar has won Ligue 1 twice since signing for PSG from Barcelona.

But he has failed to get anywhere near winning the Champions League, with the club being eliminated in the round of 16 by Manchester United and Real Madrid during his time in France.

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