Window Shopping, July 16: Neymar reportedly tells PSG he wants out

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Neymar has reportedly told Paris Saint-Germain he wants to leave. (Associated Press)
Neymar has reportedly told Paris Saint-Germain he wants to leave. (Associated Press)

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July 16: Neymar makes it clear he wants out of PSG

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And there it is.

After a failure to report to training last week unspooled into more drama in recent days, Neymar has reportedly told Paris Saint-Germain he wants to leave.

Sky Sports’ Bryan Swanson says Neymar confirmed his intention to leave PSG during Monday’s meeting with club sporting director Leonardo, a fellow Brazilian and confidante.

(Illustration via Paul Rosales/Yahoo Sports)
(Illustration via Paul Rosales/Yahoo Sports)

The 27-year-old did not tell PSG where he would like to be sold, according to Sky Sports, and as our own Ryan Bailey detailed a few weeks back, the market for Neymar will likely be pretty arid.

He’s still firmly in his prime and more dangerous than pretty much any other player when healthy. But health has been an issue, and his individual brilliance hasn’t been enough to lift PSG past the Round of 16 in the Champions League, the competition it truly cares about.

Barcelona has been rumored to be the most likely destination, and Neymar’s return would reportedly coincide with Philippe Coutinho or others being offloaded to the French capital in exchange.

There hasn’t been any significant movement yet, however, beyond Neymar apparently asking to be moved. We’ll see where this goes next.

Past activity

U.S. international Boyd signs with Turkish giants Besiktas (July 15)

Neymar has ‘tense’ meeting with PSG (July 15)

Rag mags say Maguire to Man United is agreed upon (July 14)

Barcelona buys Griezmann, but Atleti ready to go to court over payment (July 12)

Mario Balotelli is back on the market (July 10)

PSG sporting director admits Neymar could be sold (July 9)

Juventus, de Ligt agree to personal terms (July 8)

Barcelona introduces midfield wizard de Jong (July 5)

Lampard officially takes over as Chelsea manager (July 4)

Buffon returning to Juventus after year at PSG (July 3)

Mexican international Herrera joining Atletico Madrid (July 3)

Arsenal table $50 million Zaha bid (July 2)

Chelsea closing in on Lampard as manager (July 1)

Inter Milan trying to pry Lukaku from Man United (June 28)

Barcelona VP says Neymar wants to return (June 27)

United splashes huge cash on Palace RB Wan-Bissaka (June 26)

Tottenham agrees club-record deal for Ndombele (June 25)

Benitez leaving Newcastle United (June 24)

De Ligt nearing Juventus deal (June 22)

Real Madrid reportedly offer big money plus Bale/James for Neymar (June 21)

Hummels returning to Borussia Dortmund from Bayern Munich (June 20)

Everton near deal for Barcelona loanee Gomes (June 19)

Walker signs two-year extension with Man City (June 19)

Mata re-ups at Manchester United (June 19)

Man City ready to trigger release clause for Atleti midfielder (June 18)

Man United trying to hold on to Pogba (June 17)

Juventus announces Sarri as manager (June 16)

Chelsea, Juventus agree in principle to Sarri deal (June 14)

Juventus holds face-to-face talks with Man United over Pogba (June 13)

Red Devils no longer interested in Bale (June 13)

U.S. international Weah on verge of Lille move (June 12)

Man United announces Swansea youngster James (June 12)

Frank Lampard dines with Drogba near Stamford Bridge (June 11)

Barcelona target laughs off Ronaldo’s recruitment pitch (June 10)

Chelsea confirms sale of Hazard to Real Madrid (June 7)

Hazard set to join Real Madrid (June 6)

Buffon leaving Paris Saint-Germain (June 5)

Rodriguez to leave Bayern Munich, return to Real Madrid (June 5)

Jovic joins Real Madrid for more than $60 million (June 4)

Sarri expects Chelsea release (June 3)

Hazard pictured in Spain holding signed Real Madrid jersey (May 31)

Ramos says he wants to stay at Real Madrid after all (May 30)

Hazard drops strong hint at Chelsea exit after Europa League final (May 29)

Atletico Madrid agrees to deal with Felipe (May 28)

Standoff coming between Ramos, Real Madrid? (May 28)

Real Madrid wants Hazardand Juventus wants Sarri (May 27)

PSG futures of Neymar, Mbappe not guaranteed (May 26)

Bayern Munich admits pursuit of Man City’s Sane (May 24)

Ex-Chelsea boss Conte set to take over at Inter Milan (May 23)

Borussia Dortmund announces signings of Hazard, Brandt (May 22)

USMNT star Pulisic introduced at Chelsea (May 21)

Real Madrid signs Serbian striker Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt (May 17)

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