Man Utd boost in Neymar transfer race as PSG prepare for life without Brazilian and Lionel Messi
Manchester United’s chances of landing Brazilian superstar Neymar have received a huge boost with PSG prepared to listen to offers for the South American this summer.
Sun Sport revealed potential owner Sheikh Jassim is targeting Neymar if he wins the battle to take over at Old Trafford as well as a fresh report stating he also wants Kylian Mbappe.
And it has emerged that PSG are planning for life without BOTH the Brazilian and Lionel Messi.
Messi has been suspended for two weeks after defying club chiefs’ wishes and flying for a promotional tour to Saudi Arabia.
That was seen as a blatant move to alienate the club and fans, after his initial love affair in Paris has degenerated to more of a marriage of convenience.
PSG bosses have been working on a future blueprint over the past few months, which it is envisaged will mean a wholesale change in policy.
One club source explained:
“From now on, the plan for PSG is simple – young, French and team players.
“It’s obvious to anyone who that applies to and who it doesn’t.”
PSG’s previous masterplan was to use the attacking trident of Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to conquer Europe and win the Champions League for the first time.
But the Ligue 1 champions have fallen short with last 16 exits – at the hands of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich – for two straight seasons.
Messi, out of contract at the end of this campaign, will not be offered a new deal – although his hopes of a return to Barcelona depend on the catalan giants reaching a financial agreement with La Liga bosses.
And while PSG will not boot Neymar out of the door, it is understood that they will be willing to listen to serious offers if they come this summer.
That is the opportunity for United to pounce if they think Neymar is the jigsaw piece that can take them back into the title equation and a genuine Champions League run.
Neymar, who moved to Ligue 1 in a £198m deal from Barcelona in 2017, has two years left on his current PSG contract.
But it is understood the South American, on a staggering £490,000 per WEEK, would be keen on a move to the Prem.
Mbappe’s future has been clouded in uncertainty over the past 18 months, with Real Madrid desperate to land him.
But while his attitude to team-mates has seen heads being shaken at times, he is 24, the emblem of France and also a player who will give everything to win on the pitch.
A departure of the two South American stars would also leave Mbappe unchallenged as the “King of Paris” and the stand-out star in Ligue 1.