Chelsea have been offered an incredible deal to sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain before the transfer window closes on Thursday.
The Blues have been approached about signing the Brazilian superstar, with owner Todd Boehly prepared to give manager Thomas Tuchel what he wants to complete his squad before tomorrow’s deadline.
PSG could be willing to let one of their star forwards leave the club, though with Chelsea pursuing other targets and the likely cost to sign the 30-year-old, it could be a tough deal to wrap up this summer.
Tuchel is already keen to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona this summer to bolster his forward options, while defender Wesley Fofana is set to join in a £70million deal from Leicester.
PSG meanwhile are looking at creative ways of getting players out the door, as they look to escape any potential wrath of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play guidelines in the future.
Meanwhile, in order to avoid future repercussions from UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, PSG is looking at innovative ways to offload players.
This summer, the club already spent more than £100 million on Vitinha, Nuno Mendes, Fabian Ruiz, Renato Sanches, and Nordi Mukiele. Carlos Soler is reportedly expected to sign after the club reached a £17 million agreement with Valencia.
After signing Kylian Mbappe to an astounding new contract for £650,000 per week back in May, PSG would consider losing Neymar or teammate Lionel Messi to avoid breaking FFP restrictions.
However, Neymar wants to remain at Parc des Princes with Messi, and a hefty deal may be required to get him to leave – five years after his world-record £198 million move from Barcelona.
After spending close to £150 million on Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella, and youngster Carney Chukwuemeka this summer, Chelsea owner Boehly is willing to splash some more cash.
The Blues are expected to complete the signing of Leicester defender, Wesley Fofana, for £70 million plus add-ons, while the team is also considering RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol, a Croatian center-back.
Tuchel is interested in signing Aubameyang from Barcelona, a former Arsenal striker, while full-back Marcos Alonso is expected to move the other way.
Aubameyang seems to be a more likely deal than Neymar, given that the Spanish team is willing to let him go following their busy summer, which included the addition of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich.
A second meeting on the acquisition of Aubameyang is scheduled for Wednesday, and Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace is being considered as an alternative.
Since PSG will play Toulouse on Wednesday night, Neymar and his teammates were in the team hotel last night.
After a disappointing 2021-22 season by his usual high standards, Neymar has got off to an extraordinary start this campaign.
In his opening five matches, he has scored six goals and provided as many assists.
Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat away at Southampton on Tuesday leaves them eighth in the table – after failing to win three of their opening five Premier League games.