Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery has hinted the club are attempting to trigger Neymar’s €222m release clause: ‘perhaps he will arrive, perhaps not’.
The former Sevilla boss was insisting that the Parisians needed one of the world’s ‘top five’ players if they were to challenge for the Champions League next season.
"If PSG want to rival Bayern [Munich], Real [Madrid] and Barcelona, we need a player in the top five in the world," Emery told L'Equipe.
"Since he joined Barcelona, Neymar has progressed a lot. I witnessed this while with Sevilla. Now, he is among the world's top five.
“The president and the club have been working for the past few years on bringing in the best players.
"The team, but also the fans, would be happy to boast a player in the top five, six or seven in the world on top of the strong players we already have here.
"After that, this quest is not over. Perhaps he will arrive, perhaps not."