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Messi, Suarez pressuring Barcelona chiefs to seal Neymar’s transfer

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have been putting pressure on Barcelona chiefs to make another run at signing Neymar in the upcoming summer transfer window.

That’s according to transfer expert Duncan Castles, who believes Barca’s top stars want the Paris Saint-Germain megastar to return once the window opens.

Neymar has reportedly told his PSG team-mates that he wants a return to Barcelona.

And now, his old strike partners from the Nou Camp have played their part in the Brazilian’s future.

According to Castles, Messi and Suarez have both been pushing Barca chiefs to pull the trigger on a bid.

PSG have told Barca it will take a bid of at least £155million in cash in order for them to part ways with their record signing.

The La Liga leaders were desperate to sign him last summer, but failed to agree terms with PSG.

Barca wanted to exchange players for Neymar in order to keep the price tag down, but the Parisiens had no interest and wanted the cash up front.

Ahead of the upcoming window, Barca will again want to spend less on transfers and will offer up players in return.

But according to Castles, there is pressure on Barca chiefs from inside the dressing room to stump up the money to bring back the 27-year-old.

Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, Castles explained that both Messi and Suarez want him back, as they did last summer.

He said: “There’s pressure on them to sign Neymar internally. In the camp, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez would like to see him come back.

“They pushed for that move last summer.”

According to Guillem Balague, Neymar had a deal with Barcelona last summer which ensured his return to the Nou Camp, and he will push for a move again this summer.

Balague said: “PSG are not opening the doors to Neymar.

“Neymar had a deal with Barcelona last season because Barcelona didn’t do enough to get him but they said we will try this summer, 2020.

“Neymar would like Barcelona to do that, to actually go for him.

“Very, very – I’m not saying impossible because in football there are many surprises – but very unlikely.”

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