Barca director Abidal is heading to Paris for Neymar

According to Sky Sports, The Barça delegation that is heading to Paris for Neymar is formed by director Abidal, board member Bordas and Cury.

Reports also cited that their plane is currently in the air on flight number TVF3231 of Transavia. The plane left Barcelona at 09:36 and is expected to land in the French capital at 11:07.

Barça’s delegation is being led by director Javier Bordas, whose influence at the LaLiga champions has been strengthened by the recent resignation of sporting vice-president Jodri Mestre. The travelling party additionally includes the Brazilian intermediary André Cury, who was also a key figure in Neymar’s 2013 move to the club from Santos, and the player’s switch to PSG two years ago.

Although nothing is expected to be finalised when, as is anticipated, they sit down with PSG sporting director Leonardo de Araujo today, the trip does represent the next step forward in Barça’s pursuit of the 28-year-old, in what would be the first official, face-to-face talks between the two clubs.

Barcelona’s intention is to broker a part-exchange or loan deal. While a cash-only permanent transfer remains PSG’s preference, they could well end up accepting a money-plus-players offer, with Barça willing to use Philippe Coutinho as a makeweight but so far refusing to countenance the inclusion of Nelson Semedo, who Paris are said to be keen on.