- Ernesto Valverde knows Neymar is close to joining French side PSG
- The coach is already making plans to replace the Brazilian winger
- Coutinho, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard talked up as possible replacements
- PSG are closing in on a world record £200 million deal for Neymar
With PSG increasinly close to signing Neymar, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has shortlisted three players as his possible replacements.
NAIJ.com understands that Paris St Germain are close to signing the Brazilian for in a world record £200 million deal.
Barcelona chiefs are now increasingly convinced that the player wants to leave and they believe now may be right to let him go but they have a contigency plan.
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For the past two seasons, Coutinho has been at the top of Barcelona’s most wanted list but Liverpool have so far resisted all approaches from the Catalan giants.
Reports in Brazil however claim Coutinho is ready to make the move to Spain.
The Catalans see Coutinho as Andres Iniesta's successor with the Spaniard's contract expiring next summer but feel he could do Neymar's job.
The Mirror claims that Barca would look at Tottenham’s Dele Alli and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard as replacements for Neymar if they cannot get first choice Coutinho.
NAIJ.com reported during the week that Neymar was angered by a challenge from Semedo during a session ripping off his bib and storming off the training ground.
The Brazilian also cancelled a promotional engagement in China next week with his representatives claiming he is dealing with transfer issues as a move to PSG draws closer.
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