Paris Saint-Germain will not offer Neymar a new deal as they believe he is already leaving, according to Sport.
The Brazilian’s contract expires in June 2022 and the Ligue 1 champions do not believe there is a rush to extend his current deal.
The 27-year-old has expressed his desire to leave Paris which has greatly cooled the relationship between both parties. So much so that sports director Leonardo insists he will not devote any effort to renew Neymar’s contract.
Neymar’s father, who is negotiating the contract on behalf of his son, is said to be making life incredibly difficult for PSG, in the hope of convincing them to sell.
It was claimed earlier this month that Neymar could pay €20million out of his own pocket to seal a sensational move back to Barcelona next summer.
However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are no closer to being able to strike a deal than they were in the summer.
While both Barcelona and Neymar are keen on the move, PSG are determined not to do business with La Blaugrana.
They were left furious at the La Liga side’s attempts to sign both Adrien Rabiot and Marco Verratti in recent years, and they have tried to close the door to any negotiations with Barcelona.
Even if PSG were open to discussions, there is then the small matter of being able to afford the entire deal. The Ligue 1 side are looking for over €200m to sell Neymar, while Barcelona would then have to find a way to afford his mammoth salary.
As it stands, there is almost no chance of that happening. Neymar may want to leave, but there are far too many obstacles in the way right now.