We don't know if anyone wants to buy Neymar, PSG boss claims as player goes AWOL

We don't know if anyone wants to buy Neymar, PSG boss claims as player goes AWOL

Brazilian forward Neymar did not show up in the first day of Paris Saint-Germain pre-season, and the French club is not happy about it.

The player, who is now unhappy at PSG, is trying to force a move out of Paris, with a return to Spain being his likely destination.

PSG are expecting official offer from interested clubs, but sporting director Leonardo is not sure if former club Barcelona or anyone else really wants to buy Neymar.

"Neymar can leave PSG, if there is an offer that suits everyone.

“But to date, we do not know if anyone wants to buy him or at what price. All this is not done in a day, that's for sure.

"It's clear to everyone [that Neymar wants to leave], but in football, you say one thing today and tomorrow another. It's amazing but it's like that.

"We talked with his entourage too. Everyone knows everything. The position is clear for all participants. But one thing is concrete today: he still has three years of contract with us and since we have not received an offer, we cannot discuss anything.

"PSG wants to rely on players who want to stay and build something big. We do not need players who would do a favour for the club by staying here.

"We have not received any offers. But we had, it's true, very superficial contacts [with Barcelona]. They said they wanted to buy but we were not sellers.

"[Bartomeu] is the one saying it, but we did not see that Barcelona was really in a buyer position."

The 27-year-old has won back-to-back Ligue 1 titles and managed an excellent 51 goals and 29 assists in 58 games across all competitions in his two seasons in Paris, he wants to leave the Ligue 1 champions.