Neymar 'nears Paris Saint-Germain exit'

Neymar is demanding to leave Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.

The Brazil star made his return to pre-season training on Monday after failing to report back with the rest of the squad last week.

Sky Sports say the 27-year-old forward spent the day talking to PSG’s sporting director Leonardo, as the club attempted to convince him to stay.

But the former Santos man is believed to be pining for a return to Barcelona, and reunion with good friends Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, and will not be swayed.

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar (L) talks to Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria (R) during the French L1 football match between Angers (SCO) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), on May 11, 2019, at Raymond-Kopa Stadium, in Angers, northwestern France. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Neymar reportedly wants to leave PSG (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP)
Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar (C) celebrates after scoring a penalty kick past dejected PSG players during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match FC Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PAU BARRENA        (Photo credit should read PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images)
One of the highlights of Neymar's career was beating PSG 6-1 with Barca. (Credit: Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 08:  Neymar Jr, Luis Suarez, Gerard Pique of Barcelona FC celebrate the victory goal of Sergi Roberto during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on March 8, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)
Neymar celebrates during Barca's 6-1 win. (Credit: Getty Images)

Leonardo suggested earlier that contact had been made with the Catalan club over a potential deal - but it would cost the club money it does not have.

Antoine Griezmann’s £108m move from Atletico Madrid last week cost the club the bulk of their budget.

As a result Barcelona would need to consider swapping players for the Brazil icon - but whether PSG would accept is another question.

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