There was more penalty drama between Neymar and Edinson Cavani last night

Posted Diciembre 01, 2017

The 25-year-old was asked about the rumours last week and he proceeded to storm out of PSG's post-match press conference.

Neymar typically likes to be the headline-maker, so it was good of him to step aside on this occasion, even if it didn't pay off.

With the club now holding a 10-point gap over nearest rival Marseille, the French top flight is theirs to lose. It is believed that the Portuguese international is expected to leave the club within the next two seasons and Neymar Jr would be the ideal replacement to fill the huge void left behind.

Ivan Rakitic
Getty Ivan Rakitic misses playing with former team-mate Neymar

Is Neymar unhappy at PSG?

"How can I answer that?" he told Fox Sports Brasil.

In a show of maturity that no-one would have predicted, the former Barca superstar even let his Uruguayan team-mate take a penalty - which he of course missed. In midfield, Paulinho, who has silenced his critics at Barcelona, and Real Madrid stalwart Casemiro look sure to start.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is said to be so desperate to bring Neymar to the Bernabeu that he will sell Gareth Bale and Raphael to Manchester United to fund the deal, according to Don Balon. They have a fiery attack, a solid defence and in Tite a coach who in a short time has managed to lift the team from its meltdown and restore the faith of desperate fans.

Except, Neymar's father added: "Today we don't have that thought [that Neymar signs for Real Madrid], answering that is feeding an idea that is not possible, I simply can't talk about a negotiation that could happen in five or six years time".

Paris Saint Germain defender Thiago Silva has insisted that his teammate and compatriot Neymar has a great heart.

Neymar put PSG 1-0 up in the second half with a lovely strike of his own, but Cavani was not to be denied. "It's difficult for people to respond to this type of thing".