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PSG tried to ‘get rid of Neymar right until the end of the window’ as the star’s move to Chelsea never got going

PSG were reportedly trying to get rid of Chelsea target Neymar right up until the final moments of the summer transfer window.

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.

But one approach from Newcastle failed to reach Neymar’s expectations, according to El Pais via Sport.

The report 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 £63million 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.

Chelsea, on the other hand, were a club that Neymar reportedly liked the idea of joining but no negotiations came to fruition.

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

Newcastle signed Alexander Isak as an alternative to Neymar

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.

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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