Real could yet move for Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Tottenham's Christian Eriksen, but they also remain interested in Neymar according to Marca, with PSG said to be favouring a deal with the Madrid club.
Since starting his career at Santos a decade ago, Neymar has won domestic crowns in three countries, gold at the Olympic Games and lifted both the Champions League and Club World Cup, though an ankle injury kept him out of Brazil's Copa America success earlier this year.
Messi has reportedly told manager Ernesto Valverde that he wants to see Neymar back in Catalonia, however no formal bid has been presented to the Ligue 1 side. "I say it in the past tense because he has spat on the shirt and on those people who spend a good part of their salary on the season tickets that pay his wages".
Reports claimed that in discussions, Barca had proposed the likes of Philippe Coutinho being used as a makeweight in any agreement, though Neymar's compatriot has now joined Bayern Munich on loan with an option to buy. He impressed the Los Blancos' youth coaches to such an extent that just two-weeks into his trail, the Madrid bosses offered the then 14-year-old a deal to keep him at the Bernabeu.
"He is sensitive, so I will always protect him".
"We were able to get hold of his father and make him an offer that earned him a million dollars", said Teixeira in an interview with Spanish outlet Diario AS. "It was a hard decision that I had to make on my own, but it was what had to be done at that moment in time". "It will be a loss, because any team is stronger with Neymar than without".
PSG Sporting director Leonardo confirmed last week that talks regarding Neymar were at an advance stage, although the did not mention any club names.
It had been suggested that the La Liga heavyweights would look to include a player in the deal, but this offer would be only cash. But for now, a loan agreement looks likely.