The Neymar renewal saga at Barcelona is set for a new twist after reports in his homeland claimed that the coveted star is considering three offers to lure him away from the Nou Camp during the summer transfer window. These are from Manchester United, Real Madrid and especially Paris Saint Germain.
Globoesporte reported that the most likely option for the Brazilian international is to remain at the Catalan giants after the club have stepped the negotiations to tie him with a new deal. However, the Brazilian newspaper also added that the other three European giants vying for his services had not yet been ruled out.
Neymar's future at the Nou Camp has been under scrutiny since last August when Globoesporte revealed that United had offered to meet the player's current release clause of €190 million (£146.3m, $213m) to make him the club marquee signing of the summer.
The Barcelona star and his father later confirmed that the United offer did exist last summer, while speaking in court in early February during the ongoing investigation into the player's transfer from Santos in 2013. Neymar's father claimed that United remained interested and would be still happy to pay his release fee to lure him to Old Trafford ahead of next season.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is said to be also keen on luring him to the Santiago Bernabeu in a replication of the Luis Figo saga that saw the former Portuguese international making an astonishing move to the Barcelona arch-enemies in 2000 in a then world-record-breaking deal.
L'Equipe recently reported that PSG had also joined the race after having identified Neymar as the perfect man to fill Zlatan Ibrahimovic's gap, with his agent Wagner Ribeiro warning the Ligue 1 side would have no economic impediments to meeting the clause of the player, who has scored 30 goals in 48 appearances for Barcelona this term.
But Catalunya Radio reported earlier this week that Barcelona were ready to end the saga after the Copa del Rey final against Sevilla on Sunday 22 May by announcing a new deal to commit the future of the 24-year-old to the Nou Camp until at least 2021.
It looked as if that would be the last chapter of the saga but now Globoesporte claims that although is true that Barcelona have advanced the renewal negotiations in the last week, nothing is closed yet.
The Brazilian publication, which was the one that broke the story of United interest in the player last summer, added that Neymar is eventually considering three offers received from the Premier League giants, Real Madrid and especially PSG.