Coutinho wants Neymar to re-join Barcelona

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Neymar's links with Real Madrid have taken another twist after it was reported the Paris Saint-Germain star's father, Neymar Sr., has met with the Spanish club amid claims a price tag has been set for his transfer.

The Brazil global is now recovering from foot surgery having missed Paris Saint-Germain's second leg against Real Madrid.

Philippe Coutinho admitted he would love Neymar to come back to Barcelona, despite his Brazilian team-mate joining PSG for £198m last summer. Rakitic said that he would open the door right now if Neymar is eyeing a return to Cam Nou.

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Neymar isn't the only potential Brazilian arrival who Coutinho discussed, though, as he shed some light on what his other compatriot Arthur could contribute to the cause at the Camp Nou.

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"But I can not see him leaving", he added. Following Rakitic ideology, former Liverpool star Coutinho also supported Neymar's speculated return to Barcelona.

Marco Ruiz of Spanish daily AS on Monday wrote that a meeting between Real, Neymar Sr. and the player's lawyers recently took place in Paris, where it's said to have been agreed €400 million (£354 million) would be enough to sign the Brazil worldwide.

Barcelona is still embroiled in a financial dispute over a bonus due to Neymar last summer, which the club cancelled when it became clear he was moving to PSG. "I would always put Ney (Neymar) on my team." he added.

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