Neymar has put the brakes on his contract renewal talks with Paris Saint-Germain, as he is beginning to think that Lionel Messi will stay at Barcelona.

The 29-year-old has been open in his desire to reunite with the Argentine, with many reports at the turn of the year linking Messi with a move to PSG.

However, the Catalan newspaper Ara report that Neymar not only believes that Messi will put pen to paper on a new deal at the Camp Nou, but they also note that the Brazilian has informed Barcelona that he would be willing to return to the club.

This is in line with the statements made by former Barcelona scout Andre Cury.

“Neymar will play with Messi again, not at PSG but at Barcelona,” Cury told El Litoral.

Neymar’s return to Barcelona would be difficult given the club’s financial situation, although he would be willing to make sacrifices in order to push the move through.

The Blaugrana’s directors, meanwhile, are not ruling out his return, but they are also keeping a close eye on Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and Inter forward Lautaro Martinez.