Real Madrid Linked With £270m Neymar Move

PSG Could Be Hit By Uefa Sanctions

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Real Madrid are planning a £270million move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar should the French champions be subject to Uefa sanctions.

PSG are currently being investigated by Uefa over the valuation placed on various sponsorship deals. Most of those deals are with Qatar-based entities close to the club’s owners. Some of those packages are believed to be worth two or three times more than their market value thereby inflating the club’s income. Payments by a Qatari bank are also being investigated as there may be a sponsorship element within those payments.

A decision is expected by the end of August. If PSG are found guilty of breaking Financial Fair Play rules they may have to sell Neymar before the Ligue 1 transfer deadline at the end of this month. However, the French side are likely to appeal any decision that goes against them meaning Neymar will be free to play for the club until at least January.

Real president Florentino Perez has come under fire for not adquately replacing Cristiano Ronaldo who left for Juventus at the beginning of June in a deal worth £105million. That criticism increased with Real’s defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup earlier this week. Now, the La Liga giants are being linked with a world-record €300million (£270million) move for Neymar.

Also on Perez’s wishlist are forwards Timo Werner of RB Leipzig, Rodrigo of Valencia and Mauro Icardi of Juventus. Icardi can be ruled out as the Serie A transfer window has closed and Juve wouldn’t be able to recruit a replacement. Rodrigo is valued at €80million by Valencia.