Just hours after speculation heightened in France that PSG were open to the idea of a loan deal with Barcelona for Neymar which would have included an option to purchase, Le Parisien has quashed all rumours.
As quoted by AS, according to the French daily, PSG consider the Blaugrana's proposal completely unacceptable, not only on financial grounds, but also based on the principles of respect.
After smashing the world record fee to get Neymar to Paris two years ago, Nasser Al-Khelaifi is reportedly said to have laughed out at the idea of letting Neymar leave on loan to Barcelona.
The latest chapter in the Neymar saga has emerged from Paris...https://t.co/KHubf2txj2— AS English (@English_AS) August 20, 2019
In July, Barcelona offered PSG 40 million euros plus Philippe Coutinho (now gone to Bayern Munich on loan) and Ivan Rakitic in exchange for Neymar. However the Parisian club’s owners found the offer insufficient, while sporting director Leonardo reportedly didn’t want the Croatian midfielder.
Since that move was rejected, Barcelona have been trying to push PSG to hand over Neymar on loan, but they haven't succeeded in doing so. This has eventually led the French champions to stay adamant on their asking price for this summer.
Moreover, considering the Financial Fair Play scanner that Paris Saint-Germain are always under, they would leave no stone unturned in getting the amount that they desire for Neymar because they would also need to spend on new signings if Neymar leaves.