Coutinho hopes for Neymar reunion

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Neymar only left Barca for French giants Paris Saint-Germain in August previous year - the Brazil star becoming the world's most expensive player after his €222million release clause was activated.

Barca boss Ernesto Valverde has since labelled the rumours "a fantasy". Asked about the speculation on Friday, Real coach Zinedine Zidane said, "Neymar could play in all the clubs because he is very good, like many players". We want to go through, and we will do it for them. "We aren't going to talk about suppositions".

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Marco Ruiz of Spanish daily AS on Monday wrote that a meeting between Real, Neymar Sr. and the player's lawyers recently took place in Paris, where it's said to have been agreed €400 million (£354 million) would be enough to sign the Brazil global.

Within Barcelona, few are keen to make such a deal happen and Croatian midfielder Rakitic is one of those.

Rakitic was questioned about his former teammate and current Paris St. Germain player, Neymar.

"Neymar's not said anything to me, but if it was up to me I would open the door for him to come back right now", the Croatian said after Barca's 2-0 win over Malaga on Saturday.

"The Brazilian was a player who left the club and we wished him luck at the time of his departure".

'With Neymar, that's life, but I have the same feelings as Rakitic, ' Coutinho said at the presentation of the Mediterranean International Cup.