PSG Close To Agreeing £163m For Barcelona Target Mbappe

The Catalan club have money in the bank and clubs have duly taken advantage of the Neymar transfer fee to increase the transfer value of their own players, which is why they are struggling to sign players such as Dembele.

FIFA told the AP that it "has not been contacted by the FFF (French football federation) in connection with the player Neymar and the ITC procedure".

Neymar left Barcelona for a world record €222m in favour of PSG, and the Reds boss has stated that it makes even the likes of Lionel Messi available to clubs.

Neymar looks to be the club's answer to all the doubters, meanwhile, they have managed to retain their star midfielder Marco Verratti amidst courting from FC Barcelona.

Sports daily L'Equipe saw things differently, though.

The certificate has to arrive before Sunday if Neymar is to take to the pitch at the Stade du Roudourou this weekend, with it possible that Federation Internationale de Football Association may have to intervene if the RFEF do not send the document by Friday. Where we want to go and where this should stop.

"We received the CIT and Neymar can play on Sunday", a spokesperson for the LFP said in a statement to BBC Sport.

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Real Madrid made most of the early running for Mbappe but, like a British athlete at the world championships, the Spanish outfit faded as the pressure increased, allowing PSG to steal in and make off with the gold. The 43-year-old became chairman and chief executive officer of the club in October 2011 but since then PSG have failed to make it past the quarter-finals of Europe's top competition.

The Brazil worldwide, who won the Champions League alongside Xavi in 2015, sealed a £198m move to Paris Saint-Germain last week after four years at the Nou Camp which also saw him win two La Liga titles and three Copa del Rey crowns.

Vanessa Coleman

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