Barcelona have sure not relented in its determination to bring Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar back to his former club and will launch a renewed transfer offensive in the summer window.
The 27-year-old was involved in a long-running transfer saga this summer, but Les Parisiens eventually refused to budge despite Neymar’s clear desire to return to Camp Nou.
Nevertheless, the Brazillian has continued to perform superbly since his return from injury in recent weeks, and, according to sources close to the club, Barcelona are ready to make him their number one priority again.
This summer, they also engineered deals for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong but will be fully focused on Neymar next time around.
It is understood that Barca hope to raise around half the likely transfer fee of €222 million (£190m/$246m) through player sales, according to Goal.com
The figure of €222m was demanded by PSG sporting director Leonardo at the end of last summer, though it remains to be seen whether this number will remain fixed.
Neymar will be a year older and with a year less on his contract, though much could depend on his form in the Champions League knockout stages.