Neymar’s ex agent Wagner Ribeiro, has claimed PSG turned down a mammoth €300 million (£260m/$357m) offer for Neymar in 2019.
Ribeiro said Paris Saint-Germain clearly said that even “a billion” would not be enough to get the Brazilian.
Recall that PSG broke the world transfer record in the summer of 2017 to sign Neymar away from Barcelona in a €222m (£192m/$264m) deal.
Since Neymar’s arrival at PSG there have been reports he could make a return to Spain, with Barcelona his ex club also interested.
Ribeiro, an erstwhile agent of Neymar, told L’Equipe: “At that time, he was close to going to Real Madrid. Madrid were willing to pay €300m for him. Florentino [Perez] told me, but Nasser [Al-Khelaifi] refused. ‘Not for a billion, he’s not going to go!’ He told me.”
Ribeiro added: “He is happy there. No club in the world can offer you what PSG offers. Only they can afford Neymar. Madrid has financial problems. Barca? Even worse. In Italy and United or City? I don’t think so.
“In Paris he makes a good living and plays for a very good team. This season they will win the Champions League and Neymar will land the Ballon d’Or.”
Neymar has scored 83 goals in 106 appearances, helping PSG win domestic honours and reach the Champions League final.