Real Madrid has issued a statement denying Spanish media reports that the club had made an official offer for Paris Saint-Germain star forward Neymar.
According to Espanola (TVE) thel club offered €310-million for Neymar, but Real Madrid vehemently deny it.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) July 2, 2018
“Given the information issued tonight by TVE on a supposed offer of Real Madrid to PSG and player Neymar, Real Madrid CF said that this information is outright false,” Los Blancos said in a statement. “Real Madrid has not made any kind of offer to PSG or the player.
“Real Madrid are surprised that the Spanish public television network would choose to broadcast entirely false information without anyone from the outlet having first contacted any of the parties concerned to corroborate the supposed information, which would have been quite easily discredited.”
The Brazil superstar has been linked with Madrid ever since leaving La Liga rival Barcelona for PSG last August.
He also missed the last two months of PSG’s season after fracturing his foot at which time he returned home for treatment. During his absence speculation about his future intensified. Zinedine Zidane, the previous Madrid coach, added fuel to the fire when he suggested Neymar would be “compatible” with Ronaldo in Madrid’s attack.
The Brazilian has also been linked with a move to the Bernabeu after increased speculation that he is unhappy in Paris.