Neymar has reportedly asked his club Paris Saint Germain to sign Lionel Messi, after the Barcelona captain made his club aware he wants to leave this summer.
The pair, who played together at the Camp Nou from 2013-2017, have also reportedly spoken earlier this week.
However, the Ligue 1 champions – who lost in the Champions League final to Bayern Munich on Sunday – are yet to make a formal offer for Messi.
The Barcelona captain shocked the world of football on Tuesday when he effectively handed in a transfer request.
Messi, 33, has not played for any other team and his sudden keenness for pastures new has alerted a number of top clubs, including Manchester City, Manchester United and Inter Milan.
However, United are not expected to bid for the Argentine this summer, whilst City are contemplating a move which would reunite Messi with his former coach Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.
But Neymar, who has in the past year constantly been linked with a reunion with Messi at Barcelona, now wants his former team-mate to move to Paris, as the Qatari-owned club look to go a step further in Europe next season.