Barcelona president rules out Neymar sale

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has ruled out a possible sale of Neymar – and says any club looking to buy him would have to break Financial Fair Play rules.

Neymar has been linked with a world record move to Paris Saint-Germain over recent days, with the French club reportedly willing to meet the buy-out clause in the Brazilian’s contract – set around the £200million mark.

However, Bartomeu has rubbished the prospect of Neymar leaving the Nou Camp after he penned a three-year contract extension last October.

"He is not on the market,” he told the Associated Press.

"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.”


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Crucially, Bartomeu believes that if PSG were to meet the buyout clause, then they would immediately be in breach of UEFA’s FFP legislation.

He added: "These clauses are impossible to activate, if you want to comply with the financial fair play. If someone doesn't want to comply, then, of course, it can be activated."