European champions Real Madrid have denied widespread reports that they have made a bid for Paris Saint Germain (PSG) forward Neymar.
This was contained in a statement released by the club on Friday evening.
The statement read as follows: “In the face of the constant reports linking PSG’s Neymar Jr. to our club, Real Madrid C. F. wish to clarify that the club has no intention of making any offer for the player.
“The two clubs enjoy an excellent relationship and, as such, if Real Madrid were at any stage to consider securing the services of a PSG player, they would approach the club in the first instance.” It added.
Brazilian star Neymar moved to French Ligue 1 giants PSG from Barcelona last summer after the capital club paid a World record fee of £200m for his services.
The 26-year-old has been linked with Real Madrid throughout the summer with some reports stating that he’s regarded by the club as the player to replace Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo who left to join Juventus earlier this week.
PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe and Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard have also been touted as Ronaldo’s replacement at 13-time European champions Real Madrid ahead of the new season.