TOP STORY: Barca eye Prem trio to replace Neymar

Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain inches toward completion, and Metrocites French broadcaster RMC as reporting that the Brazilian is set to sign a five-year contract, with the Parisian club set to finalise a deal with Barcelona worth €222 million on Monday or Tuesday.

Madrid-based publication AS reports that PSG sources say that the taxes that come with triggering that nine-figure release clause will be too much to bear and they are open parting with one or more of Angel Di MariaBlaise Matuidi and Lucas Moura to bring that fee down to a more manageable figure.

The writing, it seems, is on the wall, and Barcelona are preparing to react, according to the Mirror.

Philippe Coutinho is a well-documented target, having already seen an offer knocked back by Liverpool. Chelsea's Eden Hazard, sidelined until September, would be another ambitious target, and the Catalan club has identified a third valued commodity in Tottenham's Dele Alli.

Armed with more than €200m, assuming Neymar's buyout clause is triggered, and with the window winding down, Barca will likely need to spend most of their windfall to prize any of the three Premier League stars from their clubs.

 

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