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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

PSG president '2,000 per cent' certain Neymar will stay put at French club

Brazil international heavily linked with possible move to Real Madrid this summer

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar left Barcelona to join the French club last year. Franck Fife / AFP
Paris Saint-Germain forward NeymarΒ left Barcelona to join the French club last year. Franck Fife / AFP

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al Khelaifi is "2,000 per cent" sure that Neymar will still be with the Ligue 1 champions next season.

The Brazil international has been heavily linked in the media with a possible move to Real Madrid this summer, just a year after leaving their bitter rivals Barcelona for France in a world-record transfer.

However, Al Khelaifi is confident the 26-year-old striker will be a Parc des Princes fixture for the foreseeable future.

Asked whether Neymar will be at PSG next season, Al Khelaifi said in quotes reported by Le Parisien: "For me, for Neymar, I am 2,000 per cent sure he will stay.

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"He wants to stay here, he has a contract.

"The Spanish media have been talking since October. He is not happy, this, that...All that is wrong. I don't respond to rumours.

"I'm sure he'll stay, he's a Paris Saint-Germain player."

Neymar joined PSG in a £200.8 million (then Dh960m) transfer last August and scored 28 goals in all competitions before suffering a broken metatarsal in February which has kept him sidelined since.