Tuesday 22 January 2019

Real Madrid forced to deny reports a €310m Neymar deal has been struck with PSG for Brazil superstar

Brazil's Neymar, top, celebrates with team mate Paulinho
Brazil's Neymar, top, celebrates with team mate Paulinho
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Real Madrid have been forced to issue a statement insisting they have "not made any kind of offer" for Paris St-Germain forward Neymar after reports emerged linking the Brazilian with a €310 million move to the Spanish capital.

Television Espanola (TVE), a state-owned public service broadcaster in Spain, is claiming that a deal has been struck for the Brazil international.

But Madrid, who have won the last three Champions League titles, have denied the reports as "outright false" on their official website.

The statement read: "Given the information issued tonight by TVE on a supposed offer of Real Madrid to PSG and player Neymar, Real Madrid CF said that this information is outright false.

"Real Madrid has not made any kind of offer to PSG or the player.

"Real Madrid is surprised that Spanish public television has been able to broadcast absolutely false information without anyone from this medium having contacted any of the parties to contrast the alleged information that could easily have been denied."

Neymar, who is set to feature against Belgium in the World Cup quarter-finals  after scoring in his country's 2-0 victory over Mexico, scored 28 goals in all competitions for PSG last season following his surprise, world-record transfer  to Paris.

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