The Neymar renewal saga with Barcelona is set for a new twist after Mundo Deportivo reported that Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Real Madrid have sent representatives to Brazil to convince the star to leave the Nou Camp during the current summer transfer window. The Spanish publication claims that the Ligue 1 millionaires are the ones pushing harder to secure his signature after having tempted the 24-year-old by doubling the Barcelona's new deal proposal with a €50m-a-year (£38.7m, $56.5m) salary offer.
Neymar's future at the La Liga giants has been under scrutiny since last summer due to delays in negotiations with the club over a new deal. As the player previously confirmed, Manchester United already tried to take advantage of the situation last summer after offering to meet his €190m release clause to make him Louis van Gaal's marquee signing of the summer 2015.
Speculation continued during the season as Barcelona failed to commit his long-term future to the club with a new deal, due to the club's financial situation. Yet, reports in Spain in recent months have claimed that the terms over the new agreement with Neymar were ironed-out weeks ago and that the club were just waiting until 1 July to make it official.
However, with nothing official yet, the future of the former Santos star has came under renewed scrutiny in recent days. Last week Wagner Ribeiro, one of Neymar's agents, revealed there are still three clubs ready to make him the worlds' transfer record by meeting his buy-out clause at Barcelona.
Over the weekend, Mundo Deportivo reported that alarm bells eventually rang at Nou Camp as PSG have offered him an stunning €50m-a-year salary to lure him to the Ligue 1.
Barcelona, therefore, sent club chief Raul Sanllehi to Brazil in a bid to convince the star to snub the lucrative proposal and accept the new Nou Camp deal instead. Officials at the Catalan club were hoping to end the saga in the coming weeks as terms of the deal to stay at Nou Camp were agreed with the players' father, Neymar Senior, months ago.
But now Mundo Deportivo claims that PSG, United and Real Madrid have reacted by sending their people to Brazil too in a last desperate attempt to convince him to leave Barcelona.
The Spanish publication suggested that Neymar's future is 50% to stay at Barcelona while suggesting that PSG would be the frontrunners should he finally decided to leave.
Yet, they added that United are also pushing strong after having sent prestigious agent Pini Zahavi to Brazil to clinch the deal with Neymar, who is back in his homeland following holidays in Ibiza and US. Zahavi has worked with Premier League giants on previous occasions – in particular during the Sir Alex Ferguson era, signing the likes of Rio Ferdinand and Carlos Tevez.
Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo says that Real Madrid have Wagner Ribeiro himself pushing for Neymar's move to Santiago Bernabeu – as the agent has strong ties with Los Blancos officials.