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Neymar ‘was ready to accept Chelsea loan but Newcastle were only club to meet PSG transfer demands in summer’

NEYMAR was reportedly ready to accept a loan to Chelsea in the summer but Newcastle was the only club to meet PSG’s demands.

The Brazilian star had appeared to be on his way out of the Ligue 1 side after Kylian Mbappe is believed to have requested that he be sold.

Neymar joined PSG in 2017 for a world-record transfer fee of £198million

Premier League sides Chelsea and Newcastle were both rumored to be interested in signing Neymar but a move did not materialise.

PSG did not receive any firm offers for the attacker.

One move that Neymar looked at with “good eyes” was a loan to Chelsea but no negotiations came to fruition, according to El Pais via Sport.

The Blues’ new owner Todd Boehly spent over £250million in the summer window as he looked to put his stamp on the club.

As the Stamford Bridge club signed the likes of Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang there was little room left for the Brazilian.

Another approach from the Premier League, this time from Newcastle, failed to reach Neymar’s expectations

The report also suggests that the Magpies have “all the money in the world but whose project is still the opposite of what the Brazilian wants”.

Newcastle instead signed Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak for £63m and he has scored two goals in his first three games.

However, the Swedish striker has picked up a thigh injury that has ruled him out until December.

Newcastle signed Alexander Isak as an alternative to Neymar

Despite his future being up in the air, the former Barcelona star has not let the distraction affect his effectiveness on the pitch.

This season the attacker has scored 12 goals and assisted nine more in only 16 appearances in all competitions.

Neymar will be hoping to take that form with him to the Qatar World Cup as he will want to help Brazil to their sixth triumph at the competition.

Neymar has been in impressive form this season for the Ligue 1 giants

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