Neymar’s proposed move to Paris Saint-Germain has hit a minor snag with La Liga refusing to accept the player's €222million release clause.
Sports lawyer Juan de Dios Crespo tried to hand over official documentation, plus a cheque at the organisation's offices in Madrid on Thursday.
A statement from the league read: "We can confirm that legal representatives of the player came to LaLiga to deposit the clause and that this has been rejected. This is all the information we are going to give at the moment."
La Liga president Javier Tebas has, meanwhile, told AS: "We will not accept that money from a club like PSG that, without belonging to La Liga, want to benefit from the rights of our organisation.
"If UEFA don't react, we will present our case immediately. We haven't done it yet because we thought that UEFA were going to take measures to ensure that Financial Fair Play (FFP) is respected, and this 'financial doping' is avoided."
If the league do not budge on their stance, FIFA will be asked to intervene to complete the transfer. That’s because La Liga does not have the authority to stop the move if the release clause is paid.
Despite the snag, sources claim PSG remain ‘very confident’ of completing the deal.