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Barça refuse to fall into 'trap' of discussing a Neymar return

Barça refuse to fall into 'trap' of discussing a Neymar return

STEPHANE MAHE

REUTERS

FC Barcelona official spokesman Josep Vives played down questions about Neymar, who is linked with a return to Camp Nou.

Barcelona spokesman Josep Vives wanted to avoid falling into a "trap" by discussing a possible return to the club for Neymar.

Neymar, 27, has been linked with a return to Camp Nou, two years after making a world-record €222 million switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

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But Vives, spokesman for the board of directors, tried to bat away questions about the superstar on Monday.

"It's something we're not going to get into. Now, he is a PSG player and we do not have to talk," he claimed speaking to a Spanish sports daily. We will not say anything because we will fall into a trap."

Neymar's two seasons at PSG have been hampered by injuries, although he has won two Ligue 1 titles, a Coupe de France and a Coupe de la Ligue.

Vives refused to say whether the Brazil international, who spent four seasons at Barça, would be welcomed back.

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"We don't leave the door open or closed," he said. "The facts are known. We explained them. He's a PSG player and from there we don't talk about Neymar or anyone. It's PSG. We will not do it here."