It’s recently emerged that Manchester United have the Samba star under consideration because of his situation in France, with the player long admired by Ed Woodward.
Yet Barcelona appear to be in pole position to sign Neymar and this saga looks like it will rumble on until there’s a definitive outcome to things.
Meanwhile, speaking last year, Messi expressed a belief that Neymar regretted leaving Barcelona behind and would love to return.
“It bothered me at the time [when Neymar left] and we tried to convince him not to do it,” he said.
“But we all want to win and have the best players around us.