Neymar has no intention of leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer and insists he will remain at the club despite speculation that Kylian Mbappe encouraged PSG hierarchy to sack the Brazilian.
The French champions want to take a ‘new direction’ after tying Mbappe to a new three-year deal and put more emphasis on young French players with ties to Paris.
Sporting director Leonardo has already been axed, former Monaco boss Luis Campos is set to be appointed and the club have been linked with moves for Aurelien Tchouameni and Christopher Nkunku.
Neymar is rumored to be up for sale – a decision possibly prompted by Mbappe – and PSG are ready to massively beat the £220million fee paid to Barcelona in 2017 to get his massive salary off their payroll.
But the 30-year-old, who has three years left on his contract, insists he’s not going anywhere.
Asked if he will stay at PSG and try to win the Champions League, Neymar told Canal Football Club: “It has to be with Paris.
“I have a contract with PSG so there are no other options. Yes, it will be with Paris Saint-Germain.’
Neymar also praised PSG for managing to tie Mbappe to a new contract and says the club should ensure he has players with Paris ties in the squad.
The former Barcelona man continued: “I admit I didn’t know until the last moment. I knew it a day before the announcement.
“I was very happy that Kylian decided to stay. I think the PSG project is what he needs for his career.
“It’s good for him to stay and try to win a Champions League in his country, in his city’s team. Having players like Kylian in the team is always very important.”
Neymar’s salary means there are very few clubs in the world that could actually afford him, although Chelsea have been suggested as having a long-standing interest in the Brazilian.
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