Barcelona have informed Paris Saint-Germain they must pay a world record fee of 220 million euros (£198 million, $262 million) “in full” to acquire Neymar. 

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The Brazilian forward arrived at training at Camp Nou on Wednesday with his father and representative and told the Catalan club he wished to leave, according to BBC.

Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be prepared to sign Neymar’s release clause so that the forward may join the French club on a five-year deal.

The latest news comes two days after it was reported Barcelona would attempt to block PSG’s attempts to sign the 25-year-old forward, claiming the French club would be violating Financial Fair Play regulations if it did so.

Spanish league president Javier Tebas threatened, in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, a legal response against PSG, the former Ligue 1 winners, if European soccer’s governing body failed to respond to the French team’s actions.

Neymar’s Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi thanked and praised the Brazilian in an Instagram photo montage on Wednesday:

“It was a great pleasure to have shared all these years with you my friend Neymar. I wish you good luck in this new stage of your life. See you tomorrow.”

Neymar responded to the post saying: “Thank you brother.. I will miss you uncle!”

Neymar joined Barcelona from Brazilian team Santos in 2013 for £48.6 million (now $64 million). He signed a new five-year deal with the Spanish club in 2016, and played for Barcelona in Saturday’s 3-2 International Champions Cup victory over Real Madrid in Miami.

The Brazilian has scored 105 goals for Barcelona, helping them to two league titles, three Copas del Rey and a Champions League crown.

Neymar playing for Barcelona against Villarreal in La Liga, 1 February 2015. Neymar opened the scoring for Barcelona in their 3–2 win. Photo by Alex Fau via Wikimedia Commons.

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