PSG lower Neymar asking price

Paris Saint-Germain have lower their asking price for Neymar, according to reports in Marca this weekend.

The Brazilian international, who is absent form the Copa America due to injury, has been widely linked with an exit from the French club, and a return to the Camp Nou ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Previously Thomas Tuchel's side were demanding a fee of €250m for the 27-year old attacker, a €30m profiton the world record fee they paid in 2017 to bring him to Ligue 1, with Neymar collecting €350m over a proposed five year contract at the club.

However it is now being reported that PSG are willing to accept a fee of €200m for Neymar, as they have lost faith in his ability to lead them to a Champions League title and are becoming increasingly concerned by his off-field behaviour.

This is potentially an interesting development in the story, as it was not a request from the La Liga champions to lower the price, but a decision by the PSG board. 

The main stumbling block appears to be salary demands from the Brazilian, who currently earns an estimated €36m per season with Tuchel's side, and Barcelona would demand that he takes a wage cut if he wants to return to the club.

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