It's always been reported that Barcelona and Real Madrid are both vying for his services, regardless of whether either side truly needs another expensive and egomaniacal attacking option given what is already at their disposal.
The Brazilian is set to leave Barcelona in the coming days, with the Catalan giants having agreed to a deal that will see him head out on loan.
Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has dismissed reports that Neymar has been removed from the squad because he wants to leave the club. He is a Paris-Saint-Germain player, there are still three years left on his contract in Paris, we must not forget that. We have to analyse everything, we need to make sure everything is sorted before he can play again.
"Neymar is a PSG player".
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has taken charge of negotiations for a transfer for Neymar as the La Liga champions plot one final bid for the Brazilian.
Neymar was treated with hostility by PSG ultras and sections of fans as the team opened their Ligue 1 account for the new season with a 3-0 home win over Nimes last Sunday. And I honestly think that he is a good boy who is good at heart.
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He has 56 global appearances for Brazil to his name."David has a huge experience and I look forward to working with him again". Now, with Pepe on board, they are even stronger going forward and even more formidable opponents for Premier League defences.
Neymar, 27, has been sidelined with two foot injuries since arriving in the French capital in 2017 - first in February 2018 and then in January 2019. "There are these stories he's been put in the reserves-of course he hasn't, he's part of our squad and he is a really good player".
"Things are simple", Leonardo said to RMC Sport. "He was handled by the best doctors and surgeons in the world".
"The fracture to the fifth metatarsal has healed".
"His injury has completely been taken care of".
Valverde, however, is staying calm amid the rumours, and refused to give away any details as to whether or not Neymar could join Barca before the window closes when asked about the situation recently.