But Paris police confirmed it will go ahead at the 48,000-capacity stadium. Thomas Tuchel’s side head into the tie trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Germany.
Neymar failed in his attempts to force through a move back to the Catalan giants last year after becoming frustrated with life in Paris.
But according to the Spanish newspaper, Neymar is still determined to return to Barca amid a ‘climate of tension’ between him and his fellow Brazilian Leonardo.
The former Santos forward left the Camp Nou for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2017 for a world record €222m fee, but reports continue to suggest he may be open to a departure from the Parisians.
According to French outlet Le10Sport, Leonardo reached out to Klopp to sound him out about taking over the reins with current boss Thomas Tuchel under increasing pressure.
The Twitter account LaLigaenDirecto, run by mathematics graduate Fran Martinez, has calculated the percentage chances of each club being drawn together in the last-16.
The La Liga club has identified Cavani as a potential transfer target in January following their struggles in front of goal under Diego Simeone this term.
With Alvaro Morata the club’s only fit striker, Atletico are sixth in La Liga and have scored just 16 goals from 16 games.
Atletico would be keen to push through a deal in January, but would struggle to cater for Cavani’s wage demands given his current salary worth over €18m in Paris.
Paris Saint-Germain will not offer Neymar a new deal as they believe he is already leaving, according to Sport.
The Brazilian’s contract expires in June 2022 and the Ligue 1 champions do not believe there is a rush to extend his current deal.
The 27-year-old has expressed his desire to leave Paris which has greatly cooled the relationship between both parties. So much so that sports director Leonardo insists he will not devote any effort to renew Neymar’s contract.
Neymar’s father, who is negotiating the contract on behalf of his son, is said to be making life incredibly difficult for PSG, in the hope of convincing them to sell.
Neymar can leave Paris Saint-Germain if the right offer comes in, according to the club’s sporting director Leonardo.
In a clear indication of the French club’s growing impatience with the Brazilian, Leonardo told Le Parisien:
‘Neymar can leave PSG if there is an offer that suits everyone.
‘At the moment we don’t know if anyone wants to buy him or at what price. All this can’t be sorted out in one day, that’s for sure.
Neymar failed to turn up for pre-season training with the rest of the squad on Monday just days after Barcelona’s president Josep Bartomeu admitted:
Real Madrid are reportedly waiting for a decision from Kylian Mbappe or Neymar ahead of the planned summer overhaul at the Bernabeu as PSG manager Thomas Tuchel admitted that both players could leave in the summer transfer window.
The La Liga giants are looking to recruit a host of stars following a disappointing campaign last season.
Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba are Zinedine Zidane’s top targets but Paris Saint-Germain forwards Mbappe and Neymar have been linked with moves to the Spanish capital.
And now Madrid are waiting for an indication from either player to get the ball rolling, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
Real Madrid are ready to make a statement ‘Galatico’ signing this summer after the Spanish giants ‘make a world-record €280 million offer for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.’ That would smash the world transfer record, topping the €222m PSG themselves paid Barça for Neymar in 2017.
PSG are said to be reluctant to sell Mbappe as they want him to be the face of this squad but selling the best young player in world football would allow them to remove the shadow of FFP hanging over their head.
Second-half goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe mean that the French champions have a healthy advantage going into the second leg at the Parc des Princes in three weeks’ time. United were dealt further blows with Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial having to be withdrawn, as well as Paul Pogba being sent off before the final whistle due to picking up a second yellow card