The rumours are surfacing at a time when Neymar has been linked continuously with a move to Barcelona's fierce rivals Real Madrid who have identified the Brazilian as a flawless replacement for an ageing Cristiano Ronaldo. Well, they paid €222m.
FC's Sid Lowe weighs in on Zinedine Zidane's standing at Real Madrid following his side's comprehensive UCL victory over PSG.
"It seemed insane to me and 10 years later they are paying 220 million".
The two wide players were particularly impressive, playing important roles in each goal, and Ramos felt the head coach got his game plan spot on. "He's at a team where there are many players and many games", added the French coach.
Zidane, who was most expensive player yet when he joined Madrid for Juventus in 2001, believes spending records will continue to be set. I have nothing against him. He knows where he is.
As it limps out, Real's dream of becoming the first team in more than 40 years to win three successive European Cups remains alive. Bale and Isco will be chief among those, handed another chance to persuade their manager they merit greater importance in the season's remaining crunch fixtures.
"We knew it was a very good stage in our favourite competition". He has been here nine years and has proved himself. His stats speak for themselves.
Despite the Uruguayan being 31-years-old, PSG will still be looking for somewhere in the region of €60m for him, which seems slightly unrealistic. A big team goes out with some tackles.
Zidane is aiming for a third straight Champions League title with Madrid, but his side lie third in La Liga, 15 points behind Barcelona and seven back from Atletico Madrid.
It was apparent to see a positive on-field relationship between Neymar and both Cristiano and Sergio Ramos during the first leg of the Champions League last 16 game at the Bernabeu.