Real Madrid have reportedly submitted a bid of €120 million plus playmaker Luka Modric for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar.
The news comes just days after FC Barcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner officially ruled out a move for the Brazil international - who left the LaLiga champions in 2017 under controversial circumstances.
Spanish news outlet, Sport claim Real have entered talks with PSG as they look to take advantage of their rivals indecisiveness and secure a sensational move for the 27-year-old.
There have been countless rumours of potential loan bids or swap deal offers to try and bring Neymar back to Camp Nou as the Blaugrana pushed desperately to reunite with their former player.
With Neymar himself looking to end his stint in Paris and move back to Catalonia, it seemed the most likely, if any, destination for the forward would be Barca - but the latest development could spell the end of the potential reunion.
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As news of talks between the two European giants emerge, question marks remain over how the structure of any proposed deal would take place.
Reports this week indicated that Barca were keen on off-loading club record signing Phillipe Coutinho back to the Premier League but potential moves to Arsenal and Tottenham quickly broke down with the playmaker rejecting the advances of the London duo.
PSG aiming to cut their losses?
After failing to advance past the last-16 of each of their last two UEFA Champions League campaigns since the arrival of Neymar, the French club are looking to recoup their world-record €222m they splashed on activating his release clause.
And given Los Blancos huge outlay already, it seemed unlikely they could afford such a fee outright.
But the potential avenue is with the inclusion of Modric as a makeweight, as they look to seal a deal ahead of the September deadline.
The deal is supposedly 'close', but it's been claimed Zinedine Zidane's side are waiting patiently for the player's approval.