Barcelona steps up hunt for Neymar replacement

Neymar is also very close to his sister- the striker even has her face tattooed on his arm

Neymar became the most expensive player in history when the Ligue 1 giants snatched the Brazilian from Barcelona after paying his 222 million euros ($264m) release clause.

As the French capital embraced their new star, the iconic Paris landmark was cast in Paris Saint-Germain red and blue and dazzled with a twinkling display of lights.

'When doubts arose over his continuity, we were calm because whatever decision he made, it was always going to good for Barça.

The Catalan press also report Barca have agreed personal terms with Liverpool's Brazilian forward Phillipe Coutinho, and Borussia Dortmund striker Ousmane Dembele, although they have still to negotiate prices with their respective clubs. Sport's authorities are under pressure to scrutinise the activities in the transfer market, which challenges the efficacy of rules designed to ensure clubs do not spend beyond their means.

The Uruguay international is off the mark for the new season and took his goal very well after being teed up by Dani Alves. "We have more than 140.000 members, Barcelona belongs to them not to a sheikh or an oligarch".

Though of little comfort to City supporters who expected Alves to rejoin Pep Guardiola in Manchester, the reasons Alves gives for choosing Paris make sense. "Leo Messi, the best player ever, shall continue to lead this team". This can provoke disagreements between the player and the club. I was never motivated by money. He has already won the players' respect and I'm sure he'll win yours soon too'.

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In addition to the 13 league goals last season, the Rio de Janeiro native had seven assists. Alli has regularly stated his career could take him away from Spurs but with less than four weeks to go in the transfer window a deal seems unlikely.



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