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Neymar wants Barcelona return - Spanish reports

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already regrets moving to Paris Saint-Germain and is seeking a shock return to Barcelona, according to reports in the Spanish media today.

In the same week that PSG crashed out of the Champions League, and only seven months after he joined the club for a world record 222 million euros (USD 264 million, Neymars future has become uncertain.

Spanish newspaper claims the Brazilian, recovering from on a broken in Brazil, has made contact with Barca to ask how he can engineer a return.

The article adds has explained he made a mistake in leaving the club, was wrong to want independence from and has been disappointed by the standard of opposition in

Barca, however, is not the only club is reportedly targeting as a potential way out of PSG.

Madrid-based newspaper AS reports Neymars father has met with Real Madrid, who are ready to pay 400million euros to sign the striker.

Asked about the speculation on Friday, Real said: "Neymar could play in all the clubs because he is very good, like many players.

"Im not going to talk about a that is not mine. On the 400 million, they paid 220 million and when they bought me they paid 72.

"It seemed crazy to me and 10 years later they are paying 220 million. It can be that in the next 10 years someone will pay 400m, or sooner, I do not know."

concedes Neymars courting of may even be a tactic to justify a move to Real, given the are likely to reject any chance to re-sign the 26-year-old.

are still embroiled in a financial dispute over a bonus due to Neymar last summer, which the club cancelled when they believe it became clear he was moving to PSG.

Neymar missed last 16 loss to Real on Tuesday after undergoing on a broken in last week.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 19:30 IST