Real Madrid have been forced to make an official announcement following claims they have made an offer to Paris Saint Germain for Neymar.
Neymar, who has performed well for the French champions – is keen to move back to Spain and has been linked to Madrid since the early part of last season.
Los Blancos officials are yet to hold discussion with PSG officials, but they are said to have held several board meetings in recent weeks over funds, a bid and contract proposals.
Following his whopping €222 million from Barca last summer, Neymar will cost more for Real Madrid – but Perez, who is yet to know the futures of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo – remains set on getting the Brazilian.
Any such talks with Neymar will come after the World Cup in Russia, whilst the futures of Bale and Ronaldo will also follow the competition.
The announcement which was posted via Madrid’s official website read:
“In light of information broadcast tonight by TVE regarding an alleged Real Madrid offer to PSG and their player Neymar, Real Madrid wishes to state that this information is absolutely untrue. Real Madrid has made no offer of any kind to PSG or the player.
“Real Madrid are surprised that the Spanish public television network would choose to broadcast entirely false information without anyone from the outlet having first contacted any of the parties concerned to corroborate the supposed information, which would have been quite easily discredited.”
A move would no doubt cause controversy in La Liga, given the Brazilian international’s time with bitter rivals Barcelona, who won the league title last season with relative ease over second placed Atleti and third placed Madrid.
Neymar is currently preparing for his side’s quarter final tie in the World Cup against Belgium.