"Neymar will play at Real Madrid one day", Marcelo, his team-mate with Brazil, suggested in February. "We will prepare well for the final well, I'm not anxious". They were eliminated by finalists Real Madrid at the round of 16 as they lost both home and away legs.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says that despite having no knowledge of any talks to sign Paris Saint Germain forward Neymar, he believes Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo could play together without issue.
Gareth Bale, Isco, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez are all set to be sold to make around €200m.
Well, Zidane has hinted that the two players will be compatible.
Real Madrid, not Barca, appear to be his most likely destination.
"Good player are always compatible", he said.
That loss to Sevilla threw up the question of Zidane's future and just like the topic of Neymar, the Frenchman would not be drawn. If he has to step aside for the good of Real Madrid then he will.
Asked about rumours linking Brazilian star Neymar with a move from Paris St Germain to the Bernabeu, Zidane added: 'I'm not the one to decide these things today.
According to Marca's report, though, Los Blancos already know that, if it gets that far, they will have to shell out between €260 million (£229 million) and €300 million (£264 million) to sign the former Santos man. Sources close to the world star are hoping that he has played his last game for PSG and will be returning to Spain as soon as possible.
"At the moment, all I can tell you is I'm anxious about what's coming up", said the French coach, who will look to win a third consecutive Champions League title against Liverpool at the end of this month. "All that matters at Real Madrid are results and nothing else", he said during his press conference.