Neymar is reportedly on the verge of completely quashing rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United by signing a sensational contract with Barcelona, the Daily Express report.
The Red Devils were reportedly prepared to spend £240m in transfer fees and wages on the Brazilian star (via Daily Express), but the Express suggest that the Catalan giants are preparing an offer that would see the 23-year-old earn an eye-watering £500,000 a week at the Nou Camp.
While a move for Neymar never seemed likely, given how important he is to Luis Enrique’s side, it appears that he has become the latest La Liga star to use United’s interest to broker a better deal with their current club. The Express highlight that both Dani Alves and Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos have been handed improved terms after being linked with an Old Trafford switch.
Nevertheless, this will be a blow to Louis van Gaal, as while the last-minute nature of United’s interest made a move during the window just gone near on impossible, they may have been hoping to be laying the groundwork for a future move.
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