PSG have enquired about including Ousmane Dembele in a deal which would see Neymar join Barcelona this summer, but have been told no by the Frenchman, whose preference is to stay at Camp Nou.
Neymar moved to Paris for a world record €222m two years ago but, despite scoring 51 goals in 58 appearances, a culmination of injury and morale issues have left him longing for a return to Spain.
The two clubs have been locked in negotiations all summer over a potential deal, with the astronomical finances involved as well as Barça's bloated squad meaning that at least one player would have to go in the opposite direction.
It's safe to say that Neymar's big money move hasn't quite worked out as he'd planned. . . 廊https://t.co/1bC2V0RT6X— 90min (@90min_Football) August 4, 2019
When contacted by the club to gauge interest, however, the response was a polite 'thanks but no thanks' from Dembele, who expressed no desire to leave this summer.
It means the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti are more likely to be used as makeweights should the deal eventually get over the line.