FC Barcelona and PSG are in the midst of negotiations for the transfer of Neymar. The Catalan club coach, Ernesto Valverde, announced at a press conference that he is eager to finish everything. Meanwhile the Brazilian international, Barça faces Osasuna in Liga this weekend.
FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is eager to finish the transfer window next Monday, and with him the series of possible return to Catalonia of the Brazilian star of Paris SG, Neymar, which he does not want to talk about."I really want to see this day come (the end of the transfer window), that we all rest and that we know where we are"Valverde said Friday in a press conference before the match of the third day of La Liga Barça on the field of Osasuna on Saturday.
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"I have nothing more to say about Neymar. He is a player from another team. We respect our rivals and we will see what happens »added the coach, who once again regretted that the transfer market ends after the start of the season.
"If the transfer window was closed, we would not be in this situation which is a little uncomfortable"he continued.
He also dismissed the idea of a departure from Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, whom Barça has proposed to integrate, like the French striker Ousmane Dembélé, in an exchange with Neymar with a large sum of money, according to media.
"Ivan is a great player, who has played a lot of games here and there is no indication that he will not stay here"said Valverde.
Regarding the French international, the coach simply said: "He's hurt, we have to wait for him to recover and then we'll see, but I'm not going to comment on Dembélé".
The coach added that Lionel Messi was recovering " normally " from his calf injury. "We hope he can be available for the match against Valencia"September 14, he added.
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