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Neymar is set to remain at Paris Saint-Germain this summer after Barcelona were unable to agree a deal for the forward, according to reports.

Barcelona had been hoping to re-sign the Brazilian star, who left the club in a world-record £200million deal two years ago, before the European transfer window closes on September 2.

However, the Spanish champions have now reportedly ended their pursuit after they were unable to reach an agreement with PSG for the 27-year-old.

According to Sky Sports News , the transfer failed to materialise because the Ligue 1 club were unwilling to lower their valuation of the player, despite suggestions that Neymar had offered to pay £17.7m to secure a return to the Nou Camp.

Although his desire to leave the Parc des Princes is well-known, it is also claimed that the forward has now agreed to stay in the French capital after accepting that a move appears to be off the cards.

Neymar wanted to return to former club Barcelona

Neymar, who is yet to play for Thomas Tuchel’s side this season, is set to travel to Miami on Sunday to meet up with the Brazil squad as part of the international break.

And Sky report that he now intends to honour the remainder of his contract at PSG and fulfill his commitments when he returns.

That means he could return to action when PSG host Strasbourg in a Ligue 1 clash on September 14.

Although Neymar appears set to stay put, ESPN claim that Barcelona have not completely dropped their interest in a reunion with the forward and could attempt to restart negotiations next summer.

Neymar is yet to play for PSG this season

Despite admitting that they are open to selling the forward, the French giants have been adamant that they will only let him go for the right price.

That stance was reinforced by sporting director Leonardo on Friday, before talks reportedly broke down.

Speaking after Friday’s 2-0 win over Metz, he told the club’s website : Our position on a potential departure of Neymar is clear, everyone knows what we want.

“We got a first written offer on 27 August and we refused it, the conditions didn’t suit us.

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“There are three days until the end of the transfer window, and for the moment, there is no agreement.

“We’re talking a lot, with Neymar in particular. He’s an extraordinary player, I didn’t know him personally before I came back to Paris.

“He has gone through a lot of things, he’s a football star today, I like him a lot, we have a good relationship with him.”

Barca’s final offer was believed to be worth a total sum of £154m, with Ivan Rakitic and Jean-Clair Todibo plus the loan of Ousmane Dembele included in an attempt to bring the fee down to £118m.

Real Madrid are also interested in the Brazilian but, like their La Liga rivals, were unable to reach an agreement.



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