Neymar indeed wants a Barcelona return

It was tragic but not surprising how PSG, a team with one of the best attacking forces in current world football, fizzled out against a more experienced team, a more organized defense and a clearly better opponent.

The two stars were involved in a scuffle over penalty duties at the start of the season and that bitterness still remains with the Uruguayan becoming disenchanted with life at the club with the Brazilian around.

Zidane, who was most expensive player yet when he joined Madrid for Juventus in 2001, believes spending records will continue to be set.

Neymar is pictured sitting behind his doctor on his arrival in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, last week ahead of an operation on his fractured foot.

The Madrid-based newspaper AS reports that Neymar's father has met with Real Madrid, who are reporttedly ready to pay 400 million euros to sign the striker.

In other news, Zidane looked to ease speculation regarding the future of Gareth Bale as the Wales international has struggled to cement his place in the Frenchman's starting eleven this season.

He has been out of action since picking up the injury to his right foot after finding himself on the receiving end of a bad tackle against Marseille on February 25.

Neymar is said to be targeting a return in 2019, but this story is immensely complicated.

Globoesporte also refers to the "failure" that was Neymar's mission to "conquer Europe" with PSG and the elimination in the last 16 "draws a perfect scenario" for him to return to Spain. "On the 400 million, they paid 220 million and when they bought me they paid 72". "Ten years later it's € 10 years time or even earlier than that, they might spend €400m". I am not going to talk about a player that is not mine.

As the Parisians prepare to win the league, it appears they could soon lose their jewel in the crown.

And AS also reported that Los Blancos chiefs were in Paris a few weeks ago to discover what it would take for the Ligue 1 champions to part with their star asset.