Neymar working hard to bring Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain and MLS seen as only two credible destinations for Messi following the breakdown of talks with Barcelona and Neymar is hoping the personal touch can swing it PSG's way.

Neymar is working hard behind the scenes to help bring Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Brazilian superstar is clearly excited by the prospect of being reunited with his former team-mate.

Messi is a free agent after parting ways with Barcelona, and it has taken PSG little time to open talks with the 34-year-old - who had been set to sign a new five-year deal at Camp Nou before the offer was rescinded.

Now Messi is free to join and sign for any club he sees fit.

It is understood, however, that PSG are the club he wants to link up with having already talked with them earlier in the summer.

Despite conversations with other clubs, Messi had opted to stay with Spanish giants Barcelona only for a breakdown in talks this week leading to his departure.

Neymar and Messi still speak regularly, and it is understood the two talked a few weeks ago. The Brazilian thought then that the Argentine was still a possible option for them, and he even went as far as talking with his bosses - chairman president Nasser Al-Khelaifi and sporting director Leonardo.

Manchester City have already ruled themselves out of the race having landed Jack Grealish for a British record this week, and it is believed the only other option that has presented itself to Messi is a possible move to Major League Soccer.

MLS are keen to attract the brand Messi, who does look destined to play in America one day, but it is understood Messi has opted to remain in Europe - which means Paris.

And bookmakers and punters alike are convinced Neymar will get his wish and be teamed up with his friend.

Planet Sport Bet makes Messi odds on to be a PSG player by the end of the transfer window.

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