PSG continue to work towards Neymar deal
After already completing the signing Lucas Moura from São Paulo, Paris Saint-Germain has firmly set their eyes on adding Neymar to their ever-growing squad of superstars.
According to French website Mercato365.fr on Saturday, PSG, who approached the player last year as well, will go back in for the Santos star. However, the operation is complicated, mainly due to the competition from bigger, more established European teams. European teams.
The article also says that, despite the reports from the Spanish press, the 20-year-old forward has not yet promised to sign for Barcelona. The Catalan giants, along with Real Madrid and Chelsea, have been working to make a deal happen for a long time but nothing has yet been agreed with any club.
Leonardo, sporting director of PSG, met with Luis Alvaro de Oliveira, president of Santos, a few weeks ago to discuss Felipe Anderson, but it's hard to imagine that the subject of Neymar would not have been raised.
Officially, Neymar has said he would not leave Santos before the 2014 World Cup but Paris Saint-Germain are on the prowl and may look to use former star Rai or defender Thiago Silva to convince the player that his future lies in Paris.
In a recent interview with Téléfoot Neymar spoke about PSG. He said: "The city of Paris is wonderful. Would I play for PSG in the future? Maybe. PSG has become a very important financial power. It would be a great honour to play for them but I am very happy at Santos."