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Report: Paris Saint-Germain to pay release clause on Neymar Jr. contract

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That's according to a paper from, um, Paris

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Ah, the transfer window... so beautiful, so full of rumors, and... there's one more!

With terrific performance after terrific performance and a key piece of Barcelona's treble-winning season, Neymar Jr. surely inserted himself in the small group of this world's best footballers. Alongside his MSN partners, the Brazilian dominated Europe in 2014/15, and became even a bigger superstar. With his marketability, plus his talents, it's very simple to make a player like Neymar the centerpiece of every football team, as long as you have the money to lure him away from Camp Nou.

And it seems like a team has that money, and is ready to use it.

According to a report from French newspaper Le Parisien, France powerhouse and Barça's favorite "Who's your daddy?" opponent Paris Saint-Germain looks set to pay the full buyout clause of Neymar's contract, which is at €190 million. If PSG does buy him out, they would only need to convince the player to pack his bags and live in the land of Eiffel Tower and croissants.

Also according to the report, Neymar is the project to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, current superstar of Les Rouge-et-Bleu. His contract is up next summer, and the Swedish star is probably not going to stay. If he leaves, PSG will need a big name, and Ney is the chosen one.

Here's the catch: the report is from a Paris paper, which is known as the Marca of France. You should definitely take this report with some millions of grains of salt. We do know that PSG does have the money and the draw power. But we also know that Neymar loves Barcelona, and he's also the guy chosen by the Blaugrana to replace Lionel Messi as the technical leader and best player of the Catalan giants.

But hey, everyone can dream.