FRANCE – Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, will turn down the opportunity to return to Barcelona in 2021, Diario AS reports.
Neymar has been consistently linked with a possible move back to Spain in the last 18 months.
It has led to speculation about the Brazilian’s future, with his current deal set to expire in 2022.
However, it is believed he has now given up on his plan to head back to the Nou Camp and will now enter into preliminary contract extension talks with PSG.
The Ligue 1 champions are open to offering the 28-year-old a new deal, but their top priority is retaining his team-mate, Kylian Mbappe, amid growing interest from Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Neymar is rumoured to be requesting the continuation of his current €30m annual salary at the Parc de Princes, but PSG could force that down to below €25m as he enters into his 30s.