PSG get tough with Neymar after pre-season no-show

PSG get tough with Neymar after pre-season no-show

But we have had, it is true, superficial contact (with Barcelona).

Once they meet, Neymar will discuss his potential departure from Paris, in the hope of convincing the club to do business with Barcelona.

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu said last week that the Brazil global wants to leave the Ligue 1 champions , though he dismissed his side's chances of buying him because "PSG do not want him to go". Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac has admitted the Germans would be interested in signing the French winger if he was available.

Neymar makes an annual salary of €34m, so it's very unlikely he'll feel the ill effects of staying in Brazil. Kovac is known to favour Manchester City's Germany worldwide Leroy Sane but Dembele is being seen as a back-up option. PSG's brand image shot up extravagantly after they signed Neymar and it even helped them to partner with Jordan, which made PSG the first football team to partner with the company to produce football jerseys for them.

"They said they want to buy him but that we are not selling".

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Due to his late return, Neymar won't be selected for PSG's preseason opener against Dynamo Dresden next Tuesday. "But we did not see that Barcelona was really in a buyer position".

Neymar, the world's most expensive player after moving to PSG for 222 million euros ($252 million) two years ago, had watched his country win the Copa America in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night.

Perez can not rely on just these facts and would have to convince Neymar to join Madrid with the player now desiring a move back to the Camp Nou.

Meanwhile, Mino Raiola insists Paul Pogba has been "respectful and professional" with Manchester United despite his desire to leave the club this summer.

Serge Aurier, Adrien Rabiot, Edinson Cavani and Marco Verratti are some of the players to have had it withheld in the past, for offences ranging from criticism of teammates to late return from holiday, just like the current situation with Neymar.