PSG pres­i­dent sug­gests Ney­mar deal is close

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Paris Saint-Ger­main pres­i­dent Nasser Al-Khe­laifi has sug­gested that the sign­ing of Ney­mar from Barcelona could be close to com­ple­tion.

Spec­u­la­tion in France has sug­gested that a world-record 222 mil­lion deal to bring the Brazil star to Ligue 1 could be fi­nalised in the com­ing days.

There were ru­mours that Ney­mar was in Doha to com­plete a med­i­cal on Mon­day but those proved to be un­founded as the 25-year-old put up a post on In­sta­gram sug­gest­ing that he was fly­ing back to Spain from a com­mer­cial trip in China.

Al-Khe­laifi re­fused to com­ment on the fu­ture of a player not con­tracted to PSG but hinted at de­vel­op­ments to come when he ad­mit­ted that he hopes “to talk about it an­other time”.

“I think this ques­tion is a bit hasty,” he replied when asked by Medi1 TV if the trans­fer was set to be com­pleted. “To­day, Ney­mar is a Barcelona player and we’ll see what will hap­pen with him.

“But we re­spect all con­tracts signed be­tween other clubs and play­ers. I don’t re­ally want to talk about it at this time. I hope to talk about it at an­other time.

“I pre­fer not to give per­cent­ages, either, but ev­ery­thing in its own time...”

Al-Khe­laifi did con­firm, how­ever, that PSG are in the mar­ket for star tal­ent who can help to bring both sil­ver­ware and sub­stan­tial pub­lic­ity to the Parc des Princes.

“Ney­mar is a world star, but I re­peat, he’s a Barcelona player to­day,” he said.

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