The 30-year-old signed a new contract with the French powerhouses just a year ago and is committed to the team till 2027. He arrived there in the summer of 2017 in a world-record £198 million transfer. However, rumours have been rampant in recent weeks that the former Barcelona player would be moving sooner rather than later.
According to a recent ESPN story, PSG is reportedly willing to let Neymar go this summer after guaranteeing the long-term future of Kylian Mbappe.
Christophe Galtier is anticipated to oversee a squad revamp once he succeeds Mauricio Pochettino as a manager in Paris. The new manager is also anticipated to place emphasis on fostering a strong team mentality.
Chelsea Transfer News: Neymar’s stance
Neymar is currently “evaluating” his future in Paris after learning that PSG would be willing to let him leave. Chelsea has been contacted about a possible transfer for the forward.
A player of the calibre of Neymar would be the ideal acquisition for new Blues owner Todd Boehly. The new owner is looking to splash the cash this summer.
Neymar has spoken to the Blues about a prospective transfer to Stamford Bridge. However, it is unclear whether Thomas Tuchel has any desire to bring Neymar to the Premier League.
The departure of Marina Granovskaia has given the German a far greater influence in the club’s transfer negotiations. The German wants to sign Raphinha and Raheem Sterling to expand his offensive options.
Pini Zahavi, Neymar’s agent, is “working hard” to find his star client other possible destinations. However, Neymar’s extravagant €43 million (£37.3 million) gross annual pay means very few teams could afford to sign a contract with him.
The Brazilian’s time at the club
Since joining PSG, Neymar has scored 100 goals in 144 games. However, injuries have dogged him throughout his stay in Paris. Neymar was thought to be the perfect addition to lead the team to the Champions League success, but they have continued to struggle in Europe.
Neymar has restated his intention to win Europe’s top trophy while playing for PSG. However, they have not put performances on the pitch in the biggest European competition.
When asked if he had designs on winning the Champions League again, Neymar told Canal Football Club: “It has to be with Paris. I have a contract with PSG, so there are no other possible choices. Yes, it will be with Paris Saint-Germain.”