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PSG will cash in Neymar and build team around Mbappé - reports

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Paris Saint-Germain see retaining the Brazilian as a “lost cause.”

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Paris Saint-Germain will sell Neymar and focus on retaining Kylian Mbappé, as they consider it basically a done deal that the Brazilian will once again try to force a move next summer, according to reports.

Paris United reports: “In [PSG Sporting Director] Leonardo’s mind, Neymar Jr. will leave next summer. No extension is currently envisaged. The PSG wants to build a team around Kylian Mbappé with money raised from Neymar’s transfer.”

Mundo Deportivo echos this, saying PSG want to sell Neymar for 220 million euro and use the money to renew the Frenchman’s contract.

In addition, we are told that Ney maintains friendships with Gerard Piqué, Luis Suárez, and Leo Messi from their time together under Luis Enrique. But he’s also developed a friendship with a Barcelona player whom he did not coincide with at the club: his countryman, Arthur.

The general suspicion is that Neymar will attempt to plot a move to Barça once again.