Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar does NOT have a release clause in his contract.
The LFP – Ligue de Football Professionnel – has issued a statement dismissing claims the Brazilian could be available for over £263million this summer thanks to an agreement in his PSG deal.
Neymar is believed to be a target for Real Madrid just one year after moving to France from Barcelona for a world-record £195m fee.
The 26-year-old is said to be unhappy in Paris after failing to adjust to life under Unai Emery.
Neymar was signed for the specific purpose of helping PSG conquer the Champions League.
But he picked up a serious foot injury earlier this year and ended up watching from the sidelines as PSG were eliminated from Europe by suitors Real.
However, a controversial return to Spain may not happy after all, as no release clause exists and oil-rich PSG are under absolutely no pressure to sell.
The LFP statement read: “The LFP issues a clear reminder about article 202 of its rule book.
“Clubs are not allowed to sign contracts that contain release clauses that enable the agreement between both parties to be unilaterally terminated.
“Therefore, with this text in place, Neymar’s contract is unable to contain such a clause. There is no such clause in the player’s contract, which was approved by the LFP’s legal committee.”