Barcelona are set to sue Neymar for a total of £9million after being overpaid during his two-year stay at the Spanish side due to miscalculations of tax returns.

Neymar has been engulfed in legal battles with Barca in the past, claiming previously that the club owed him a total of £38m (€43m) in unpaid bonuses. 

The Brazilian forward who is now at Paris Saint-Germain following a stunning £198m transfer in 2017, was forced to pay the club £5.9m (€6.7m) after losing the case and now Barca are making another attempt to reclaim some money, with the Spanish giants seeking to address the tax error, as detailed in El Mundo. 

The report states that after concluding the tax inspection covering the 2015 financial year, Barcelona have discovered that they paid Neymar excessively and are now looking to claim back the difference.   

However, the Spanish Tax Agency has notified Barca that if the situation is not solved, the £9m (€10.2m) would be seen as a ‘donation’ from the club to Neymar.  

Neymar spent four seasons and scored 101 goals in 185 games for Barcelona before making the stunning move to PSG where he has since won three Ligue 1 titles in a row.

But the world’s most expensive player is yet to win Champions League title for the French giants, having lost in the final to Bayern Munich last season.