Neymar 'phones Lionel Messi to convince him to join Paris Saint-Germain'

According to French outlet L'Equipe, Neymar has now gone a step further by phoning Messi to try to persuade his former teammate to join him in Paris.

Argentina international Messi failed in his attempt to leave Barca at the end of last season, but he is due to become a free agent in three months' time.

Neymar is under contract at the Parc des Princes for another 18 months, with talks over extending those terms ongoing.