Barcelona officials are telling friends “do not buy the No11 shirt” as the realisation grows that Neymar is joining PSG.
Radio Montecarlo says Neymar’s father is now in Paris to negotiate personal terms with PSG officials over the world record move.
Inside the Nou Camp, there’s now the growing belief that PSG will meet Neymar’s €222m buyout clause and they’ll be powerless from preventing him to leave.
AS reveals that despite Catalan media claims, during their flight from Barcelona to New Jersey, president Josep Maria Bartomeu never spoke to Neymar about the situation. Indeed, there was no effort from Bartomeu to make it to Neymar’s seat.
Upon touching down, it appears the president also will have no chance of speaking face-to-face with the player given his media commitments.
And amongst the players, there’s now an understanding that Neymar will not start the season with them.