Neymar 'asks to leave' Paris Saint-Germain amid Barcelona return transfer rumours


Neymar has held crisis talks with Paris Saint-Germain after his return to France – and informed the club he wants to leave.

The Brazilian striker finally returned to the capital after missing their return to pre-season training last week as he remained in his homeland.

He jetted back to Paris on Monday and held a meeting with new sporting director Leonardo to discuss his future after intense speculation in recent weeks.

According to Sky Sports , he informed the club he definitely wants to depart as he pushes for a summer move despite the club trying to convince him to change his mind.

Neymar reportedly told PSG club bosses he definitely wants to leave on Monday

Whilst no formal comment has been made by PSG, they are believed to have entered talks over his exit with Barcelona .

The Catalan club have yet to table a formal bid but will pursue the chance to bring Neymar back for the right price.

Having just splashed the cash on Antoine Griezmann for £107m, they are looking at a cash + players deal with up to three players being offered to PSG as part of a move.

The likes of Samuel Umtiti, Ousmane Dembele, Ivan Rakitic and Philippe Coutinho have all been linked with possible involvement in a deal.

Neymar was back in PSG training on Monday after his late return

Leonardo recently discussed the latest situation with Neymar before sitting down with the player to discuss his thoughts.

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“Neymar can leave PSG if there is an offer that suits everyone,” he told La Parisien .

“We have not received any offers. But we had, it’s true, very superficial contacts [with Barcelona].”

Meanwhile, Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, admitted his situation at Barcelona is unclear.

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Speaking to Sky Sports , he said: “The information from Barcelona is rather mixed.

“We had a meeting last week with the president [Josep] Bartomeu and other directors, and they told us he was absolutely not for sale, that they have never spoken about the boy leaving, that they had never offered him to any club.

“Although there is a guy that works for them called Andre Cury, who apparently has been touting him about – but the president has told us he is categorically not for sale.”





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