PSG will refuse to negotiate a deal to sell Neymar until September

PSG will refuse to negotiate a deal to sell Neymar until September

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The French side are only focused on when football returns and don't want to think about selling any of their star players

PSG know they are expecting a busy summer when it comes to the futures of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Despite the Ligue 1 champions best efforts, neither one of their stars has penned a new deal. What they've told Neymar is that they don't want to sell him and now isn't the moment to discuss a potential transfer away from the club. PSG are desperate to achieve success in the Champions League and don't want any rumours to disrupt their chances of winning the competition this season, assuming it concludes in the summer.

PSG, however, were planning to make major changes over the next 6-12 months. There are a lot of members in the current squad who are approaching the end of their existing deals but the club, due to the coronavirus outbreak, would now prefer to keep them on the books. The idea of replacing half of your squad is much less realistic in the current climate.

Leonardo, PSG's director of football, wanted to build a team of French players around Mbappe as well as Neymar. Yet if one of those two had to be sold to fund a rebuild, it would be the Brazilian. Last summer the director of football's relationship with Neymar deteriorated due to the samba star's desire to leave. That gave Barça hope a transfer could happen this summer.

PSG's plan is to keep the squad together until the Champions League campaign is over, which many believe could go on until August. This means the transfer window would be open for months but the French side won't finalise their squad for next season until the middle of September. And until then, everyone stays where they are.

If PSG were knocked out of the Champions League earlier than expected, the situation could change. But for now they insist Neymar - and Mbappe - aren't for sale.