Brazil star Neymar has reportedly told Paris Saint Germaine that he fancies re-joining Barcelona instead of Real Madrid.


The winger has been heavily linked with a move away from the Parc Des Princes with both Spanish clubs a possible destination.


However, the forward, who suffered an ankle ligament damage in a friendly clash against Qatar has made it clear to the French club where he wants to play next season.


SunSport reports that the 27-year-old will be missing at this year's Copa America tournament staging on home soil this summer.


The publication further reveals that Real president Florentino Perez has tried luring the Brazilian to the Bernabeu but his efforts were not appealing to the star.


Perez, according to the Sun, approached PSG in a bid to secure the signature of Neymar during 2017 Ballon d'Or - a move that forced Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the club the following year.


Neymar joined the Parisians from Barcelona in the summer of 2017 after scoring 68 goals in 123 appearances in four years.


Spanish news outlet Sport added that the Brazil star's dad, who shares the same name, has rejected big cash advances from Madrid.


Real are hoping they can sign both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar before the end of this transfer window as they continue to strengthen their squad.


Earlier this week, they announced the signing of Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt and are also edging close to landing Chelsea star Eden Hazard.


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