Neymar Jr is refusing to budge from his immovable position: he only wants a Camp Nou return.
The Brazilian star's comments, hints and actions have all coincided with his desire to get his move to FC Barcelona this summer. He wants PSG to negotiate with his former club in order to make his dream a reality.
In conversations between Barcelona and the player's entourage, every requirement has been met so far. Barça were adamant they wouldn't be drawn into a bidding war and potentially risk being embarrassed again.
PSG would rather deal with any club other than Barcelona. They previously refused to enter negotiations with the Catalan giants over deals for Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Verratti or Rabiot.
Al-Khelaifi feels betrayed by Neymar. He doesn't understand why the forward hasn't shown the required desire to succeed at PSG. Such is the disappointment of the president that he's still willing to force the Brazilian to see out another season in Paris. However, he's been warned against doing that due to the problems it could cause in the dressing room.
Despite the lack of success on the pitch for PSG in their desire to win the Champions League, Neymar remains a huge name in football that can sell t-shirts throughout the world. Manchester United and Real Madrid would both like to add the Brazilian to their ranks but Neymar only wants to line up alongside Lionel Messi again. He knows a move to Madrid would end any hopes of a Barça return in the future and United, whilst a huge name, are unable to offer Champions League football.
Everything seems to suggest that Neymar is heading back to the Camp Nou. The movements in the market mean a deal might be on the table and the Brazilian is determined to be the first player to force his way out of PSG. He wants to join up with Messi again and form part of a global project that is built on history rather than petrol money.