Coutinho: Neymar's return to Barcelona 'would be awesome'


Life in the French capital has been comfortable for Neymar, who has scored 29 goals and assisted 19 in 30 games in all competitions.

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. Coutinho, who moved to Barcelona from Liverpool during the January transfer window, added to the speculation by claiming it would be great to play with his compatriot at club level. With Nasser Al- Khelaifi visiting the Brazilian at home, Neymar Sr addressed his son's never-ending saga and said that Neymar has a future at Parc des Princes. The 26-year-old is alleged to have jokingly asked whether his former striker partners "would take him back".

Al-Khelaifi confirmed PSG hope to get him back playing before the end of the season.

Barca, meanwhile, are 11 points clear atop the La Liga table after 28 matches but are level at 1-1 heading into the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Chelsea.

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Al-Khelaifi also refuted suggestions that the Ligue 1 leaders would lose their biggest star. Les Parisiens are eyeing a move for David De Gea, and are set to battle Real Madrid for the Manchester United number one. In 10 years they might spend 400 million euros.

Brazil's national team is hoping the striker will be back to full fitness in time to help lead the campaign at the World Cup starting in Russian Federation on June 14.

The Brazil No.10 has starred this season, forming an exciting partnership with both Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani, with Unai Emery's men now sitting top of Ligue 1 - 14 points clear of second-place Monaco.