After a summer of incessant speculation it looks as though Neymar will not be returning to Barcelona before the close of the transfer window and will stay at PSG.
L’Equipe are reporting that Neymar was willing to help pay €20 million towards the move himself but has now given up hope of being able to return to the Camp Nou.
Meanwhile, RMC Sport are reporting that Neymar’s “entourage” have confirmed that the Brazilian will stay with the Ligue 1 champions.
Breaking | Neymar's entourage to RMC: "He is staying at PSG." https://t.co/zjNkVvhzds— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 31, 2019
Over at Sky Sports the word is that Neymar has agreed to stay at PSG and “intends to respect the remainder of his PSG contract and fulfil commitments” when he returns to France after the international break.
Mundo Deportivo are also reporting that Neymar knows a return to Barcelona “is over” with time rapidly running out in the transfer window.
The latest updates comes after a frenzied few days of rumors concerning Neymar. PSG reportedly turned down a bid of cash plus players from Barcelona.
Reports earlier on Saturday suggested that Ivan Rakitic and Jean-Clair Todibo had agreed to be included in deal but that Ousmane Dembele still wasn’t willing to make the move.
The window does not officially close until Monday but it looks as though the transfer deal that has dominated the summer headlines is not going to happen after all.