Despite Real being favourites to land the Brazilian, Rakitic has said that he would welcome the player back with open arms - although he has heard nothing from Neymar himself on that possibility.
The father of the player, who also acts as his agent, is now reported to have met with the hierarchy of Real Madrid, who have obtained a rough financial estimation of what it would take to bring Neymar to the Bernabeu in a sensational move, according to AS.
Neymar is now back in Brazil where he is recovering from surgery on the fractured metatarsal which forced him to miss PSG's loss to Madrid in the Champions League last Tuesday.
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Neymar spent four years at Barcelona before leaving for Paris last summer, but his time in the French capital has been fraught with speculation about his future.
Opting for the surgery on the basis that it would allow him to partake in Brazil's World Cup campaign without hindrance, reports in Spain's Sport are now suggesting that the Brazilian will not play for PSG again.
"I won't go back to PSG, [the decision] is irreversible", he's said to his family and friends. This was before his side were eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid.
They know that the player, who is now undergoing treatment for his injury in Brazil, hasn't settled in well in the Ligue 1.