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Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti reveals Neymar has told the squad he is set to depart for Paris Saint-Germain in stunning £195m deal

 

The Brazilian international is currently with the squad on their tour of America, where it is reported he will complete a deal to sign for the Ligue 1 club immediately after

The possible transfer of the 25-year-old to join the esteemed Ligue 1 club has gathered momentum in the last few days, but now it seems a £195million deal is a seemingly inevitability.

Samuel Umtiti has shed light on Neymar’s situation

Samuel Umtiti has shed light on Neymar’s situation

Neymar took part in training in New York alongside Lionel Messi and Juventus ahead of the clash with Juventus

Neymar took part in training in New York alongside Lionel Messi and Juventus ahead of the clash with Juventus

Samuel Umtiti has reportedly claimed that Neymar wishes to leave Barcelona and sign for Paris Saint-Germain

Samuel Umtiti has reportedly claimed that Neymar wishes to leave Barcelona and sign for Paris Saint-Germain

PSG are willing to pay the Brazilian international’s release clause to bring him to France, where he would join international team-mates Dani Alves and Thiago Silva at the Parc des Princes.

According to French news outlet Le Parisien, the news has spread round the Catalan club’s dressing room, with Neymar confiding in his team-mates his intention to sign for Unai Emery’s men.

The potential transfer will eclipse Paul Pogba‘s world record-breaking deal by more than a whopping £100m.

In the report, it states that members of Barcelona’s hierarchy have accepted they will lose him this summer.

This contradicts the recent statement of club president Josep Bartomeu who vowed his prized asset is not for sale.

Speaking on Thursday, he said: “He is not on the market.

Neymar has a release clause of £195million

Neymar has a release clause of £195million, which PSG are willing to pay

Neymar will reportedly not return to Barcelona following the club's trip to USA

Neymar will reportedly not return to Barcelona following the club’s trip to USA

Paris Saint-Germain have been strongly linked with Barcelona striker Neymar

Paris Saint-Germain have been strongly linked with Barcelona striker Neymar

Josep Bartomeu...the Barcelona president insists Neymar is not for sale

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has insisted Neymar is not for sale

“He has a contract for the coming four years and, of course, we count on him. He’s part of our team. He’s part of this trident.

Earlier on today Neymar posted a picture on Instagram showing him to be in deep thought, possibly mulling over the mammoth £195m offer from PSG.

His post drew likes from Les Parisiens trio Kevin Trapp, Marco Verratti and Angel Di Maria.

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Neymar and his teammates are currently in the US preparing for the International Champions Cup

Neymar and his teammates are currently in the US preparing for the International Champions Cup

The former Santos forward’s dad is set to meet the Coupe de France champions’ sporting director Antero Henrique imminently ahead of the proposed move.

Neymar posted a picture of him and his father on a jet just yesterday, fuelling speculation the meeting is scheduled to take place.

French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi claimed on Twitter: “An appointment is scheduled quickly between the father of Neymar and Antero Henrique to discuss contractual terms.

“It is the entourage of Neymar who came in contact with the PSG and who took the first step to reopen discussions.”

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Boss Emery is determined to bring him in as PSG continue to mount a serious a charge for the Champions League, and said he is trying to acquire the services of one of the world’s top five players.

PSG captain Silva said of the rumours linking Neymar with the switch: “It’s always good to have great players like him. If he comes, it will be good for the group.”

Barca have already identified Liverpool man Philippe Coutinho as the player to replace him, as they are set to up their offer after seeing a £72million knocked back.

Neymar has already told his friends that he wants to switch Spain for France this transfer window, despite only signing a new contract back in November until 2021.

He is currently with the squad in New York as they are preparing to face Juventus in their first match of the International Champions Cup.

The 25-year-old could be set for a shocking exit away from Barcelona in a world record-breaking transfer

The 25-year-old could be set for a shocking exit away from Barcelona in a world record-breaking transfer

Neymar could join Thiago Silva and Dani Alves this summer in France

Neymar could join Thiago Silva and Dani Alves this summer in France

It could be the last match he plays for the club, with reports from Spain claiming he will not return to the country once their tour of America is over.

Neymar is reportedly sick of living in the shadow of Lionel Messi, and is desperate to establish himself as the world’s best player.

If a club fails to sign him this summer, they would have to pay £223million next year.

In four years for Barca, he has notched in an impressive 105 goals in 186 games, winning two La Liga championships, two Copa del Rey titles and one Champions League crown.

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Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4070400/barcelona-samuel-umtiti-neymar-paris-saint-germain-195m-deal/

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