Tuchel to take reins at PSG

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These reported negotiations still appear to be in their early stages, however, and where the 25-year-old eventually ends up following the World Cup is anyone's guess at the moment.

The Brazilian star moved from La Liga giants Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain last summer for a record transfer deal of £198 million.

He led the team to Champions League qualification in both his seasons there as well as domestic cup success, winning the 2016-17 DFB-Pokal.

Given his time in France is drawing to a close, Emery could be forgiven for adding fuel to the fire.

His words were echoed by departing PSG manager Emery, who said that Neymar had become exhausted with constant speculation about his future, but did not expect him to leave. Four quarterfinal and two round of 16 exits in six attempts is a bad look in a period that has seen Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Liverpool, Roma, Atletico Madrid and even PSG's brothers in oil money, Manchester City, reach the semis at least.

The Spanish manager insisted Neymar will not be joining United or Real this summer.

With a strike force of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, PSG can rip apart the majority of UCL teams but they came unstuck in the knockout rounds this season against Real Madrid as they also lost Neymar with a serious ankle injury during that series. He told us he was exhausted of the lies that are told. Saturday night, after the release of Nasser al-Khelaifi where he explained that 2000% Neymar would be in Paris next season, I had been deluded by telling myself that Sunday night Neymar would say the same thing.

And Ronaldo, speaking before he handed the Ligue 1 Player of the Season award to his compatriot, said it is uncertain whether Neymar would depart the club after just one year.

However reports have claimed if the Parc des Princes outfit are to do business for Neymar it will not be for anything less than £300m.