Neymar has been the subject of intense transfer speculation with both Barcelona and Real Madrid hellbent on snapping up the Brazilian superstar this summer.
What is clear is that Barcelona can not afford to pay that fee right now having invested 250 million into the signings of Griezmann, De Jong, Neto and Junior Firpo. This is all why Barca was desperate to unload a player like Coutinho in order to get a deal done for Neymar.
With no other way of signing their former player this summer, Barcelona had made a bid to take him on loan before having the option to buy for 150 million euros next summer, but that has been rebuffed by PSG. PSG countered by asking for €120 million, Coutinho and Nelson Semedo. That Neymar would prefer returning to Camp Nou does put them in a strong position, but until Barcelona sort out the details of their offer, no progress will be made on the front.
Laurens also examines the possible offers Real Madrid and Juventus could make but doubts whether PSG or Neymar would be enticed by either club. Neymar wants out of PSG, the club doesn't want to pay his wages and Barcelona doesn't have the cash on-hand to buy him right now.