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25 July 2017

Lionel Messi puts forward Paulo Dybala, Angel Di Maria and Ousmane Dembele to potentially replace Neymar

LIONEL MESSI has told Barcelona three players who he wants to replace Neymar, who is linked with a sensational move to Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Don Balon, the Argentine has put forward fellow countrymen Paulo Dybala, Angel Di Maria and France international Ousmane Dembele.

Lionel Messi has put forward potential replacements for Neymar
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Dybala has impressed during his time at Juve where he has scored 35 goals across two seasons with the Serie A giants.

The 23-year-old has played alongside Messi for Argentina and there is a chance the pair can strengthen their partnership at the Nou Camp.

Another person Messi put forward is Angel Di Maria, although this could prove to be a controversial move considering he previously played for Real Madrid.

The former Manchester United man also did a finger-to-lips goal celebration during Barca’s stunning Champions League comeback against PSG.

The final name on the list put forward by Messi is Borussia Dortmund’s exciting winger Ousmane Dembele.

Last season the 20-year-old scored eight goals and provided 18 assists in the Champions League and the Bundesliga.


Dybala signed a new five-year deal with the Italian club in April
Paulo Dybala could hook up with fellow international Lionel Messi
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Angel Di Maria could move in the opposite direction to Neymar
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Ousmane Dembele could also be in line for a move to the Nou Camp
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Neymar continues to be linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, worth £195million.

But as the rumours grow, it is believed Messi and his fellow strike partner Luis Suarez have managed to persuade Neymar to stay at the Nou Camp.

It is reported they convinced Neymar not to leave in a chat lasting over an hour.


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