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PSG to reject Barca’s Neymar loan offer

Published : 20 Aug 2019 04:33 PM | Updated : 03 Sep 2020 08:25 PM

PSG are set to reject an expected loan offer from Bar­celona for wantaway stri­ker Neymar, according to ESPN sources.

Earlier on Monday, ESPN  sources in Barcelona said that the Catalans were set to make a loan offer for Neymar with an option to buy next summer, but it appears that proposal would be dead on arrival in Paris.

The Parisians expect the loan offer to land on Tuesday or Wednesday, but that option does not suit the Ligue 1 holders, according to sources.

PSG's Qatari owners have been disappointed by the attitude of Neymar this summer and are ready to let him leave, but only if they can recoup as much of the €222 million they spent to bring him to Paris in the summer of 2017.

Neymar also wants to leave the Parc des Princes this summer and his preference is to go back to Barcelona where he played between 2013 and 2017.

Neymar, who continues to train on his own away from the first team, has not played in either of PSG's two opening Ligue 1 matches so far this season.