Barcelona defender could be included in Neymar deal



Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe (R) speaks to Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar during the European Champions League football match Napoli vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on November 6, 2018 at San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

The ‘Neymar saga’ is so complex that some FC Barcelona players could surprisingly be included in the deal.

Since SPORT revealed that the Brazilian star had agreed personal terms with Barça to complete a Camp Nou return, the most common name linked with a move in the opposite direction was Philippe Coutinho.

French winger Ousmane Dembele has also been rumoured as a possible makeweight in the operation.

However there’s now a third name added to that list: Clement Lenglet. The young centre back is well liked by PSG and in the most recent edition of ‘France Football’ he was included in their ‘ideal XI’ for the 2019/20 season.

Coutinho also appeared in that potential team.

The magazine said negotiations between PSG and Barça over a deal for Lenglet were ongoing.