PSG want Real Madrid star Luka Modric as part of any Neymar transfer deal amid Florentino Perez’s desire to beat Barcelona to the player, reports say.
PSG star Neymar wants to leave the club this summer, with Real Madrid and Barcelona both determined to snap him up.
The Br azil international has grown tired of life at the Parc des Princes and believes the standard of football in Ligue 1 to be too low for a player of his ability.
Real Madrid have joined Barcelona in the race to sign Neymar this summer, and Catalan newspaper Sport say that Los Blancos star Modric is wanted by PSG as part of a deal.
Real have several other players who could be included.
Gareth Bale is among those, with Zinedine Zidane desperate to jettison the Wales international before the transfer deadline.
Mariano Diaz, James Rodriguez and Keylor Navas could also be used as bait.
But PSG only want Modric and it remains to be seen as to whether he can be persuaded to join.
The report says there’s a twist, however.
Neymar still prefers a move to Barcelona over Real, despite leaving under a cloud back in the summer of 2017.
The Br azil international is eager to reunite with former team-mates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez at the Nou Camp.
But, as things stand, PSG have blocked the Catalan giants from negotiating with them.
Barcelona want Neymar to publicly express a desire to return but, so far, he hasn’t done that.
Meanwhile, speaking recently, Barca veteran Gerard Pique admitted he would welcome the club’s former No 11 back.
"He's a great player, who knows the dressing room, the city and the club," Pique said in Miami on Tuesday.
"[But] there were people unhappy [at how he left]."
"If the possibility arises, I would be thrilled to have him here, but it's a complicated deal and he's a PSG player now."
"Of course we speak to him."
"But those are private conversations and it's not convenient to say what we talk about. In the end it has to be him that says what he wants."
"The years we spent with him, I can only say that he's a 'crack' on and off the pitch and we have to await developments."