Neymar will not leave PSG for Real Madrid, says president Nasser Al-Khelaifi

Neymar poses with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi during his presentation to fans at Parc des Princes on August 5, 2017
Image: Neymar has the most direct goal involvement of any player in the top five European leagues this season (28)

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has rubbished talk of Neymar joining Real Madrid, saying he is "2000 per cent" certain the Brazil international will stay in Paris.

The world's most expensive player seemed unfazed by speculation surrounding his future as he scored twice in PSG's 4-0 win over Montpellier - he now has 17 goals and 11 assists in Ligue 1 since his £200m switch from Barcelona.

Reports in the Spanish media have suggested Neymar is a target for Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez, who has already come under fire for talking about the Brazilian, but the PSG chief refuses to be intimidated by gossip.

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"When I listen [to the rumours], I smile because it is not true," Al-Khelaifi told L'Équipe.

"We have Neymar, he is very happy here, he is happy to score. We signed five years here. It's been four months. I do not think he wants to leave.

"He is a fantastic player. There is a link between him and the fans.The link with Real? It makes me laugh when I listen to that. These are rumours. You ask me to answer rumours.

"Will he be there 100 per cent next season? Not 100 per cent, at 2000 per cent."

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Neymar will be travelling to the Bernabeu on February 14 when PSG take on the reigning European champions in the last 16 of the Champions League, and Al-Khelaifi insists the club's focus remains on football rather than rumours.

"All is well, we have a very big game against Real Madrid," he added.

"It's important to focus on this game and not listen to the rumours. We do not want to enter the game of the Spanish press."

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