NEYMAR is rumoured to have his heart set on a dream return to Barcelona in a move that would see him reunited with Lionel Messi.
Recent talks of a possible extension to his contract with Paris Saint Germain have hit the buffers.
The wantaway PSG striker is believed to be eyeing a switch back to the Nou Camp this summer despite his dramatic exit from the club three years ago.
And he’s been keeping in touch regularly with his contacts at the club, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Neymar, 28, has experienced a mix of high and low moments during his club career in France.
The pricey striker is currently the world’s most expensive player after signing for the Paris giants in 2017 in an eye-watering £198million deal.
Among his most turbulent Parc De Prince moments was a fallout with PSG’s hardcore fans who jeered him from the stands during his return to action from a long injury lay-off.
The Brazilian frontman, who played under former Arsenal boss Unai Emery, during his tenure in charge of the club, enjoyed a league title win under the Spanish coach in 2018.
And this season the Brazil striker has been on target 18 times for the reigning Ligue 1 champions in 22 appearances in all competitions.
Neymar is targeting a Champion’s League title win with the French club for the first time ever in its 50-year history.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes it will be a tough ask for PSG to find a suitable replacement for their wantaway Brazilian star.
And it’s unlikely the Nou Camp club, who have had to tighten their budget because of the coronavirus pandemic, will be able to cough up funds to buy Neymar and their top target Lautaro Martinez.
It’s believed Barcelona are planning to shift at least nine players off their wage bill to cover the cost of a swoop for Martinez.
The 22-year-old Inter Milan striker has a £100million release clause in his contract with the Italian club.