Manchester United have turned down PSG’s offer to agree on a swap deal involving Brazilian superstar Neymar and Paul Pogba.
France international star has made it clear that he is keen on to depart from Old Trafford this summer and is wanted by Zidane at Santiago Bernabeu.
Neymar, meanwhile, had told Ligue 1 champions hierarchy that he does not want to remain at the club, while reports suggested that the Brazilian favours making a shock return to Nou Camp ahead of the next season.
According to The Independent, Ligue 1 giants have attempted to offload Neymar by offering him to the Red Devils in a swap deal involving Paul Pogba.
However, the report suggested that the Red Devils CEO Ed Woodward has turned don PSG’s proposal for two main reasons.
The first is that Neymar’s insane £900,000-a-week salary that would cause even more problems with the club’s wage structure.
Woodward also declined the chance to secure services of Brazilian superstar as he is keen on to keep Paul Pogba at Old Trafford after paying club record £89m fee to re-sign him from Juventus.
However, speaking earlier this month, the world-cup winning midfielder indicated that he is ready to depart from Old Trafford.
‘After this season and everything that happened this season, with my season being my best season as well… I think for me it could be a good time to have a new challenge somewhere else,’ he said.
PSG, meanwhile, are open to selling Brazilian superstar Neymar after he told the club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi that he is keen on to make a return to Barcelona.
Speaking last week, Al-Khelaifi has hinted that Brazilian forward could leave the club this summer.
‘I want players willing to give everything to defend the honour of the jersey and to join the club project,’ Al-Khelaifi told France Football.
‘Those who do not want that, or do not understand, we will meet and we will talk to each other.
‘Nobody forced him to sign here. Nobody pushed him. He came knowingly to join a project.’