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Neymar’s father says PSG rumours are ‘false’

Brazilian club Santos have reportedly contacted Neymar’s father to discuss his son’s future.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 5, 2021, Brazil's Thiago Silva (R) speaks with teammate Neymar during warm-up before the Conmebol 2021 Copa America football tournament semi-final match against Peru, at the Nilton Santos Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. - Brazilian Chelsea defender Thiago Silva said on June 28, 2022, he would like to see his 'buddy' Neymar join him at the London club if rumours of the striker's departure from Paris SG materialize. (Photo by Douglas Magno / AFP)
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Neymar’s father has denied rumours that his son is set to leave PSG, according to French outlet RMC Sport.

Brazilian club Santos have reportedly contacted Neymar Sr to enquire about the rumours surrounding his son’s future. RMC report that this was possibly done to explore the idea of a possible return to the club.

Neymar Sr has however denied the rumours, branding them as “false”. President of Santos, Andres Rueda, has admitted that he has “received more than 100 messages talking about Neymar” in just a single day and he added that they are ”taking action”.

The Brazil international came through the ranks at Santos before moving to Barcelona in 2013 and Rueda added it would be “naïve” on his part “not to do something about Neymar” given the possibility that he may become available.

Chelsea’s Brazilian defender Thiago Silva is in contact with Neymar about joining the London club.

Change at PSG

Neymar no longer has the presence he once had at PSG as the club continues to go through a period of change. Kylian Mbappé, who has signed contract extension until 2025, and Lionel Messi, have taken some of the spotlight away from Neymar. His performances and attitude have also been questioned.

Mauricio Pochettino will be replaced by Christophe Galtier, who will join the Ligue 1 champions from Nice. Galtier will work alongside new PSG sporting advisor Luis Campos. The pair previously spent time together at Lille, winning the Ligue 1 title in 2021.

Neymar, 30, knows he under-performed last season in comparison with other PSG players. He scored 13 goals and managed eight assists in 28 matches.

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