Paris Saint-Germain manager, Thomas Tuchel has ruled out an exit for wantaway star, Neymar unless an replacement is brought in following their shock 2-1 loss to Rennes in their first away outing of the season.
Neymar missed the game against Rennes with it being understood that he is still recovering from an ankle injury amid repeated links of a move away to Spain, with Barcelona and Real Madrid the two clubs keen to secure his services.
Tuchel for his part wants to keep the player but does want a replacement if the Brazilian does leave.
He will not leave without recruitment, it is not possible. It's clear - if he stays, we will have a player who will help us win. We lacked capacity for acceleration. There were small situations where space opened but we were not decisive," Tuchel said in the post match press conference as quoted by Goal.
"I always say the same thing, the transfer window is open even more than 10 days and you think it will be settled tomorrow or the day after tomorrow? What I think is not important. Today my player cannot play because he has not done any training like the others. This is the situation, and nothing has changed."
It will be interesting to see how this transfer saga ends considering that the window closes on the 2nd of September, with time still for the likes of Barcelona or Madrid to sign him.