Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is at the centre of a tug of war between two superstars.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez, who used to play with Coutinho at Anfield, is desperately trying to persuade his former colleague to make the move to Spain to join him at the Camp Nou.
Meanwhile, Brazil international Neymar is reported to be trying to convince Coutinho to forget about a move to Spain and instead follow him in making the move to France to play for big-spending Paris Saint Germain.
This is according to a report in Spanish newspaper Don Balon, who are claiming that the two South American heavyweights are vying to encourage Coutinho to join them at their respective clubs.
Coutinho, meanwhile, was announced as one of the thirty players on the shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or in recognition of his progression into a world-class talent at Anfield.
Another Spanish newspaper, Sport, are claiming that Barcelona have cooled their interest in Coutinho and are looking to instead take Spurs midfielder Dele Alli to the Camp Nou.
Liverpool were adamant that Coutinho would not be leaving in the Summer and that position is unlikely to have changed, so Suarez and Neymar are wasting their energy.