Coutinho urges Barcelona to try and Neymar back from PSG


Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in signing David De Gea, who is also being targeted by Real Madrid for a summer move.

Neymar's father, who is also his agent, is said to have already opened negotiation with Real over a transfer that could be worth up to £355m.

Marca have reported that club owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi and sporting director Antero Henrique are both going to visit Neymar, now recovering in his homeland, over the coming days.

"I am thinking as Rakitic does, I would like to have here the best players and Neymar is one of them", said fellow Brazil worldwide Coutinho, who arrived from Liverpool in January.

The Brazil star, who only joined PSG a year ago, has been widely linked with a return to Spain to join either former club Barcelona or rivals Real Madrid.

Speculation has mounted that Neymar is unhappy in Paris and there have been widespread reports linking him with Real Madrid.

Florentino Perez Real Madrid
GETTYReal Madrid president Florentino Perez is a long-term admirer of Paris Saint Germain star Neymar

Neymar has scored 29 goals and provided 19 assists in his 30 appearances for PSG this season but repeatedly regrets his move to the French capital.

"He is happy, very motivated and excited to come back as soon as possible", Al Khelaifi said.

The Brazil global forward fractured a bone in his right foot on February 25 and faces weeks of recovery.

Neymar Sr. made his comments to Brazilian media with PSG chairman and chief executive officer Nasser Al-Khelaifi by his side.

The Spanish press claim PSG officials want to officially valuate Nemyar's condition following surgery and to quell any concerns over his long-term future at the Parc des Princes.

This is a worry for Brazil fans as well as those of PSG, with Neymar facing a race to be fit for the World Cup, which starts on June 14 in Russian Federation.