FC Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho wants Neymar to reject Real Madrid

Man Utd have contacted Neymar over a blockbuster summer move

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has reportedly told his father that he wants to join Real Madrid before this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation.

In this picture, PSG's Brazilian forward Neymar Jr looks on during the French Ligue 1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Strasbourg, Feb. 17, 2018.

After just seven months in France, the Brazilian has been linked with a stunning return to the Spanish top flight, with Los Blancos said to be his preferred destination, although a return to former club FC Barcelona has also been mooted.

"I think the same as [Ivan] Rakitic", Coutinho said.

Al-Khelaifi added: "Neymar is happy, highly motivated and excited to come back as soon as possible". Real Madrid are believed to be monitoring the situation closely although a couple of Barcelona players have also revealed they would love to see Neymar back at Camp Nou. He is doing his best to come back as soon as possible, he is in good shape'.

In the wake of PSG's Champions League exit and Neymar's surgery, PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi is visiting a recovering Neymar this week in Brazil.

Since making the move to the French capital from Barcelona last summer in a world record £198m transfer, Neymar has been allegedly unsettled by life at PSG.

Neymar Snr said, according to ESPN: 'Neymar already has a future at PSG.

Italian global Verratti allowed his emotions to get the better of him as last week's Champions League tie with Real Madrid was slipping away from the French side, and was sent off for dissent. He is also in a race against time to be fit for the World Cup in Russian Federation, which begins on June 14.

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