Paris Saint-Germain could now struggle to sell Neymar but look likely to land Matthijs de Ligt.
Barcelona are more unlikely to land Matthijis de Ligt owing to two key factors.
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The Liga champions have not heard from the Ajax superstar’s agent Mino Raiola for three weeks – and are gunning for other deals.
De Ligt, 19, is moving closer to a striking transfer to Paris Saint-Germain while Barcelona grapple with something of a cash crisis.
In the latest highly-informative Transfer Window Podcast with Duncan Castles, Ian McGarry and special guest Graham Hunter, the trio deliver the most up-to-date news on the biggest moves across Europe.
Barcelona-based journalist Hunter describes in detail how the Catalan giants must offload players to finance summer deals.
Antoine Griezmann is expected to join and Barca will refuse to settle for another centre-back who is not akin to de Ligt.
The finances at the Nou Camp are also essential to any move for Neymar. Whilst they are keen on negotiating a deal that would see the Brazil forward return to Catalonia, Barca won’t pay over the odds for the player PSG are keen to move on.
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In fact, transfer guru Castles has pinpointed that the Blaugrana have even presented a package that would see the Brazil superstar have to take a pay cut to come back.
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