The French champions Paris Saint-Germain are ready to launch a £200m bid to sign Barcelona star Neymar, according to

The Ligue 1 giants are said to be interested to lure the flamboyant Brazilian to French capital next summer and are hopeful to break the current transfer record.

The report suggested that the Parisians had one bid knocked back during the summer but will now prepare to make an improved offer in the hope of pushing through a world-record move.

It is claimed that the 24-year-old forward’s contract will be on a par with Lionel Messi’s, worth around £22.5m.

PSG already have fellow countrymen in the form of Marquinhos, Lucas Moura and Thiago Silva on their ranks, which could work in their favour.