Barcelona Yet To Meet PSG’s Demands For Neymar – Sporting Director

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Paris Saint-Germain sporting director, Leonardo, has revealed that Barcelona are yet to meet their demands for Neymar.

Barcelona want to re-sign the Brazilian before the European transfer window closes on September 2, but have not been able to reach an agreement with the French champions.

Their Spanish arc-rivals, Real Madrid, are also thought to be interested in the 27-year-old, but Neymar is said to prefer a return to the Camp Nou,  where he spent four seasons.

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There were reports on Thursday, suggesting that the Catalans had finally reached an agreement with PSG for the player.

However, speaking on Friday after the club’s 2-0 win over Metz in Ligue 1, Leonardo insisted that the La Liga giants are yet to meet PSG’s valuation of the player.

He said: “The first time we received a proposal from Barcelona for Neymar was on August 27.

“They have not yet given us an offer which has met our demands.

“PSG’s position on Neymar has always been clear: if a satisfactory offer arrives then he could leave but that is not the case.

“The negotiations have not broken down but there’s no agreement for now because our demands have not been met.”

The league champions are reportedly holding out on recouping the world-record fee of £200 million they paid to Barcelona, to bring the Brazil international to the Parc des Princes two years ago.

Leonardo also admitted that he is aware that Neymar wants to leave the club, however, insisted that he would be happy to keep the forward if the club did not receive a suitable bid before Monday.

“Neymar has always made it clear that he wants to leave but no-one has enough money to buy him,” he added.

“And if an offer doesn’t arrive which we think is worth it, he will stay.

“He’s an extraordinary player but his relationship with the club isn’t the best right now.”

His comment comes after Barcelona coach, Enersto Valverde, said he was looking forward to the transfer window closing, saying the deal has dragged for too long.

 “I am really looking forward to that day — September 2 — so that we can all get some rest at last and know what we have for the season as it has gone on too long,” Valverde said earlier on Friday ahead of the La Liga game at Osasuna.

“Neymar is a PSG player and as always we respect all our rivals, but I reiterate that I’m looking forward to this ending once and for all.”

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