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.
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"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.”
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."