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Mbappe wants Neymar to stay with PSG amid Barcelona return talk

Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe has said that Neymar remains an important figure with the club’s ranks and he wants him to stay put beyond the summer. The Brazil international has been heavily touted to make a comeback with Barcelona and reports have emerged that the Spanish champions will lodge an approach to re-sign him during the closing stages of the transfer window.

Speaking to reporters, Mbappe said that he has a good relationship with Neymar on and off the playing field and he would prefer to work with the Brazilian for the forthcoming campaign rather than watching him part ways with the club, he told: “We all know the importance of this player after he leaves. He knows what I think of him and he knows what I think of his situation. Of course, I don’t want him to leave, I want him to stay. We have a relationship based on honesty and respect. I respect him and I admire him a lot, I told him what I thought of his situation and everything is fine.”
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Lautaro Martinez’s agent confirms transfer interest from Barcelona

The agent of Lautaro Martinez has acknowledged that Barcelona have made an enquiry regarding the Argentina international. The 21-year-old experienced his first taste of European football with Inter Milan last season where he contributed a decent tally of nine goals from 35 appearances across all competitions.

Speaking to Tuttosport, agent Beto Yaquesaid that the Blaugrana have not made contact with him regarding the player’s status but he is aware of an approach to Inter Milan for the forward, he told: “The rumours are true. Well, nobody has called us directly but we know Barcelona made an enquiry about Lautaro. He’s happy about that.”
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Arthur praying for Neymar’s return to Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder Arthur has said that he would welcome the prospect of working with Neymar at the Camp Nou in the future. The Brazil international made a world-record switch to Paris Saint-Germain from the Catalan giants last year but he has already been touted for a probable comeback amid suggestions that he is unsettled at Parc des Princes.

 

 

When asked on this regard, Arthur revealed that he has a close personal relationship with his Brazilian compatriot and he is praying for the forward to make a switch return to the Spanish champions, he told Mundo Deportivo: “I personally am praying for him to come because he is a superstar, it is indisputable.

“I think that the more great players the team has, the better. Personally, I’m doing a lot of work to get him back, but he has his life, he knows what he’s doing and I do not know how deep those negotiations are, if there are options for him to come or not. But he is a personal friend and a professional that I admire a lot and would be very happy if he could come back here.”

Neymar had been constantly linked with Real Madrid during the summer shortly after Cristiano Ronaldo made the shock move away from the European champions. However, Les Parisiens’ hierarchy thereafter clarified that they have no concerns with the commitment of the attacker but this has not entirely ceased the speculation going around.

The former Santos graduate joined the French heavyweights during the previous season with the aim of potentially leading their attack while competing for the Ballon d’Or. Butthings have not paved the way as planned with Kylian Mbappe currently posing a strong competitor alongside him for the individual accolades in years to come. Neymar currently has more than three years remaining on his contract with the club.