Jumped the gun
Contrary to various reports circulating on Tuesday, Barcelona forward Neymar has not agreed a deal to join Paris Saint-Germain.
At least that is according to the Chief Football Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, Jason Burt.
Rumours of a 222 million Euro buyout from Paris Saint-Germain are premature, although the Ligue 1 side do have genuine interest in the Brazilian.
Neymar has not agreed a deal to PSG. But they are very interested in him as they have been for three years. Alexis Sanchez closer.
— Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) July 18, 2017
According to Burt, PSG are closer to signing Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez than they are to Neymar.
Sanchez is eager to leave the Emirates after the Gunners failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League.
Although manager Arsene Wenger insists Sanchez won’t be sold, the player’s desire to leave the club could change things.
Manchester City are also interested in Sanchez but PSG have the advantage of being a foreign club as Arsenal will not want to sell their best player to a league rival.