Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed Neymar was desperate to return to the Nou Camp this summer.
Barcelona were keen to bring back Neymar at Nou Camp during the summer transfer window. However, speculations over moving back to the Spanish giants were put to an end after the Brazilian signed a contract extension with the Ligue 1 side until 2025.
"We tried to sign Neymar," Laporta told Catalan outlet TV3.
"At that moment [after he was elected in March], it seemed like an interesting signing. He got in contact. He was crazy about coming.
"We interpreted fair play in another way at the time. If we had known all the rules [in La Liga], we would not have made that offer."