Barcelona set to make new Neymar transfer by offering Griezmann and £54m with PSG star seen as only player to save club

BARCELONA are set to make a fresh approach to sign Neymar in an attempt to start the rebuild, according to reports.

The Catalan giants are in disarray with the team humiliated by Bayern Munich, the manager about to be sacked and their best player at loggerheads with the board.

And according to Sport in Spain, they are lining up a transfer offer to try and lure Neymar back to the Nou Camp.

The report states Barca will bid £54million and offer Antoine Griezmann as part of a deal.

They see their former forward, who left in 2017 to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record £198m, as the best option to help fix the dire problems as quickly as possible.

He scored 105 goals in 186 appearances for the LaLiga club and formed a deadly attack with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

But the Brazilian superstar also offers plenty of value off the field due to his strong marketing brand.

It is thought Griezmann could be used as a bargaining chip.

The Frenchman's move from Atletico Madrid has not worked out quite as planned with 15 goals in 48 appearances.

Neymar showed glimpses of his very best in the comeback win over Atalanta last week, except for a horror one-on-one miss.

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And based on performances like that, it is little wonder Barcelona are desperate to get him back to the Nou Camp.

Quique Setien is set to be axed following the 8-2 Champions League thumping.

Messi and the board's relationship continues to deteriorate to the point where reports suggest he wants to leave the club.

However, they face a tough task landing Neymar because PSG are determined not to let him go – regardless of the offer they receive.

Club chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi insisted he will never sell Neymar nor team-mate Kylian Mbappe.

He told RMC Sport: "Ney, with Kylian, is one of the best players in the world. He's in the top three. Neymar was the man of the match, he was great.

"He and Kylian will never leave. They'll stay with PSG."


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