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Neymar wants a return to FC Barcelona, David Alaba to spark a transfer battle between Madrid and Barcelona and more: Transfer round-up, March 9, 2018

Sumedh Pande
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Hello people! Welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Despite the season now entering its business end, top clubs are also keeping their eyes open on potential transfer targets. 

And as always, there are stories which make headlines irrespective of the transfer window being open or shut. Let's take a look at all the major transfer happenings that made headlines on March 6, 2018:

La Liga 

Close to a move to Barcelona

Neymar wants a return to FC Barcelona 

In a sensational claim by Mundo Deportivo, it has been reported that Neymar is regretting his move to PSG and is now looking for a return to Barcelona. He has reportedly expressed his desire to his former colleagues and is now looking to make his case in front of the Barcelona boardroom. 

The report also mentions that Neymar is eyeing a return to the Catalans in 2019. This advancement will come as a huge blow to Real Madrid. Meanwhile, according to AS, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has kept Neymar's valuation at staggering €400 million. 

FC Barcelona close to announcing the arrival of Arthur Melo 

Goal understands that Barcelona and Gremio have struck a deal for the transfer of midfielder Arthur Melo. The 21-year-old is set to join the Catalans in 2019 with Barcelona paying €30 million to the Brazilian side up front and €10 million further in add-ons. He has been on Barcelona's radar since the past year when he helped Gremio win the Copa Libertadores. 

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Sumedh Pande
An avid Premier League watcher with specialization in transfer news and post match analysis. Follow European and Indian football with minute attention with one eye on the world of cricket.
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