The Barcelona squad are 'fuming' with the club over the Neymar situation

Lionel Messi is desperate for Neymar to return to Barcelona

The Neymar transfer saga is heating up.

With just over a week left of the European transfer window, both Barcelona and Real Madrid are vying to sign the Brazilian from Paris Saint-Germain.

While Neymar's preferred destination is a return to the Camp Nou, PSG seem more willing to deal with Los Blancos due to their unpleasant dealings with Barca in the past.

The Blaugrana have made numerous offers for the 27-year-old, including a variety of different first-team players, as well as cash.

Ivan Rakitic, Ousmane Dembele, Nelson Semedo, Arturo Vidal and Philippe Coutinho - who's now on loan at Bayern Munich - have all been names linked with the Neymar deal.

However, the Barca dressing room are not convinced that the club are taking the Neymar situation seriously.

As reported by Marca, senior figures are 'fuming' behind-the-scenes, as they know how important re-signing Neymar is.

They feel club president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, simply isn't doing enough, despite the fact he told the squad he would be doing everything within his power.

Lionel Messi is the most concerned with the situation as he believes Neymar is fundamental to winning the Champions League in 2019/20.

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It leaves Barca in a rather unpleasant situation.

They know they will have to invest some serious money into extending Messi's contract in the next few months, with the Argentine's current deal expiring in 2021.

Given they will have to hand Messi yet another sizeable pay rise, now is probably not the best time to flex their financial muscle to re-sign Neymar.

But if they don't, Bartomeu will face criticism from the stands, the media and from his own dressing room.

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Who'd be the Barca president, eh?

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