PSG ‘demand £72m transfer fee PLUS Ousmane Dembele for Neymar in sensational swap deal with Barcelona’

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PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN have reportedly set their demands for Neymar to seal a return to Barcelona.

Spanish outlet El Chiringuito claim the French champions are demanding £72million PLUS Ousmane Dembele for the Brazilian.

The report adds that PSG would only consider reducing Neymar’s £153m value when the transfer window opens if they get the Frenchman in return.

Dembele has struggled since a £135m move from Borussia Dortmund three years ago.

The French winger has been hampered by injury, making just 74 appearances and scoring 19 goals.

The Barca hierarchy are said to be willing to cut their losses on Dembele after the emergence of wonderkid Ansu Fati.

The France International may be tempted by a bid to return to his homeland revive his career.

Although such a deal would prove a massive U-turn from Barcelona, after president Josep Maria Bartomeu claimed Dembele is better than Neymar last year.

In an interview with Cadena SER, via Sport’s Jaume Lobo, he was asked about the possibility of the club resigning the Samba superstar.

He said: “I won’t say yes or no.

“I say that with their money, Barca made a sporting bet. With that money we went for players like Dembele and [Philippe] Coutinho. Dembele is better than Neymar. He’s at Barca and he is better.”

Neymar has long been linked with a return to the Catalan giants and is said to be in close contact with his former teammates and club staff.

But Nou Camp chief Bartomeu admitted recently that it is unlikely that PSG will put the Brazilian on the market given the financial uncertainty in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Barcelona need to balance the books before landing big-money targets with up to seven players, including Philippe Coutinho, up for grabs.

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