Neymar's links with Real Madrid have taken another twist after it was reported the Paris Saint-Germain star's father, Neymar Sr., has met with the Spanish club amid claims a price tag has been set for his transfer. I play with him for the worldwide team and it is a real privilege.
Some reports even claim the Brazil global - who is now sidelined with a foot and ankle injury - wants to return to La Liga next season, with his former club Barca and European and Spanish champions Real Madrid having been mentioned as possible destinations. Apparently, the Brazilian star is regretting his much trumpeted move to the Paris club from Barcelona.
Joining PSG had appeared to be a method by which the Brazilian could shine a little brighter than he had at Barcelona under the influence of Lionel Messi.
"Everybody knew that the move to PSG was not going to satisfy him, apart from money", the former Tottenham and Man Utd forward told the La Liga Weekly podcast.
"But I can not see him leaving", he added.
Barcelona pursued Coutinho as a replacement for Neymar, along with Ousmane Dembele. Jose Mourinho is seeing Neymar as the final piece to revolve his team around whereas Pep Guardiola reportedly wants the Brazilian as a Sergio Aguero replacement.
'With Neymar, that's life, but I have the same feelings as Rakitic, ' Coutinho said at the presentation of the Mediterranean International Cup.
The 30-year-old told reporters: "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".