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Real Madrid are prepared to swap Cristiano Ronaldo for a world-class forward next summer

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Real Madrid have had a disappointing season so far. 

Following Saturday's shock 1-0 defeat at home to Villarreal, Zinedine Zidane's side have fallen 16 points behind Barcelona in the league. 

On top of that, they finished second in their Champions League group and will face Paris Saint-Germain in the first knockout round in February.   

PSG are one of the favourites to win the competition, and that may have something to do with their huge signing last summer. 

Neymar became the world’s most expensive player when he moved to Paris from Barca last August and the Brazilian has been in fantastic form for PSG this season.

He has 20 goals in 22 competitive games, scoring 11 times in 14 Ligue 1 appearances and netting six in six Champions League matches. He also has 14 assists in all competitions.

He’s billed as the direct heir to the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo because once they both retire, Neymar is expected to win the Ballon d’Or. 

Even though he’s ripping apart the French league and despite his £200 million move, just six months on and there are suggestions that he could make an even bigger transfer away from France.

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That's according to Spanish newspaper AS, who believe he might only spend one season at PSG.

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The paper claims that Real Madrid are ready to do everything in their power to sign Neymar next summer, after the conclusion of the World Cup.

And their offer would be massive.

Madrid owner Florentino Perez is said to be “obsessed” with signing Neymar and according to AS, he could send Cristiano Ronaldo to Paris in order to convince them to part with the 25-year-old.

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The idea that he's willing to swap Ronaldo, who's currently the worlds best player and won the Ballon d'Or himself for the fifth time in December, shows just how desperate Perez is to sign Neymar.

Of course, although not mentioned by AS, it's likely Madrid would have to pay out an awful lot of money on top of Ronaldo to make PSG's Brazilian the next galactico signing. 

After all, the French club smashed the world-record transfer fee to land him from Barca, so it's got to be expected that they'll want to make all that money back if they're only to have him for just one year. 

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Despite reports, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaif has made it clear that Neymar isn't for sale. 

In December, he declared that it would be "impossible" for the forward to move back to Spain, despite his reported troubles with teammate Edinson Cavani and the French media. 

Even though he's had a rocky time off the pitch, Neymar always looks very comfortable on it. But should he make a shock move to Madrid - even though it's highly unlikely, it would certainly be the biggest in history. 

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