Barcelona are not confident that they will be able to bring Neymar back to the Camp Nou this summer, according to a report.
Ernesto Valverde's side have been trying to re-sign the Brazilian all summer but have struggled to find a way to finance a deal.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Blaugrana now do not believe that Paris Saint-Germain intend to sell the 27-year-old to them, and have accepted that Real Madrid could now be at the front of the queue.
RAC1 earlier reported that PSG had set a midday deadline on Friday for Barcelona to match their asking price, before deciding to prioritise negotiations with Bernabeu executives instead.
The former Barcelona man last featured in a friendly match for his country against Qatar in June in a game that saw him pick up the foot injury which ruled him out of the Copa America.body check tags ::