This saga will likely only intensify during the World Cup, especially if Neymar can return from his foot injury and star for Brazil.
"I don't think there'd be any problems within the dressing room but for me, it would be a bit weird to see him back at Barca", the club legend said. "But I can't talk about anything like that [Neymar] at the moment". The Brazilian team doctor, Rodrigo Lasmar, flew to Paris to examine the player and decided surgery was necessary after diagnosing an injury to his right anterior cruciate ligament.
Neymar would help United close the gap to Pep Guardiola's champions going forward.
While undeniably talented, the 25-year-old has never pushed on as many thought he would, once seen as one of the brightest talents to come out of Brazil.
Neither City or United are financially restricted in moving for Neymar too.
Chelsea, on the other hand, are monitoring his situation with speculation being rife over the future of their No.1 Thibaut Courtois.
"Who has said Neymar will not be staying? However, I respected what the doctor told me". All that is wrong.
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane insists he is focusing on the end of the league season, despite the distractions of transfer rumours and the upcoming Champions League final. It finished 2-2 but a second-half Aspas penalty miss might have tipped the scale in Celta's favour on another night. We won the World Cup together. The Spanish media are against French clubs and they've been talking about things since October. Then there was PSG's decorating of the Champs-Élysées for the superstar's birthday - a demonstration so extra that even Neymar Sr. must have blushed.
He was absent from PSG's Ligue 1 title celebrations in April although he was at the Stade de France on Tuesday to watch his side beat third-tier Les Herbiers 2-0 in the French Cup final to complete a domestic treble.