Paris Saint-Germain president, Didier Quillot, has confirmed that Brazilian star, Neymar, has no release clause in his contract, as per Spanish publication, Marca.
The forward, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid less than a year after his world-record transfer from Barcelona to PSG for £198 million, is currently out injured and played a crucial role in his club winning Ligue 1 and the French League Cup.
Rumours have been circulating that Real will need to fork out a huge sum of money to make this deal possible, with his annual wages of €37 million adding to the problem. If the Spanish giants are able to raise the money needed, then they could hope to begin discussions with PSG.
However, when asked about the same, Quillot explained that the only manner in which the former Barcelona man could leave the French outfit was if there was an agreement between the clubs interested.
He said, "In his contract which is registered with the league, and is official, there is no buy-out clause and secondly these types of clauses are illegal in French football."
The French League (GFP) also released a statement to AFP to clarify the confusion, saying:
"Club directors cannot draw up contracts with a 'release clause', providing for a contractual relationship to be broken by one party or another in exchange for compensation, a 'termination clause' or a clause allowing for unilateral termination with a French or foreign player, either for the club or the player."
Paris Saint-Germain president Didier Quillot has revealed that there is no release clause in Neymar's deal and the only way a club will be able to sign the world's most expensive player is if the Ligue 1 champions agree to it. #PSG #RealMadrid— Pete O'Rourke (@SportsPeteO) April 22, 2018
They concluded by saying, "There is therefore no such clause in the player's contract ratified by the legal commission of the LFP."
These revelations make any potential transfer to Real Madrid that much more tricky as they would need to come to an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain with regards to the transfer fee before they can even discuss personal terms with Neymar.