Neymar will reportedly snub Real Madrid to stay at Paris Saint-Germain – as long as they continue giving him VIP treatment.
According to El Pais, the Brazil superstar’s dad told PSG his son wants to feel like the most important player at the club.
Neymar, 26, is said to feel well in Paris thanks to the support of the club following his world-record £198million transfer from Barcelona last summer.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been braced for Real to launch a bid for their iconic signing.
Los Blancos chiefs are said to have sounded out his father and agent, Neymar Sr, over a move to Madrid.
Real have a void to fill having lost five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in a £99m deal.
El Pais claim they spoke to Neymar Sr about having his son fill Ronaldo’s boots as their star man.
Neymar’s return to PSG is likely to be overshadowed by World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe’s homecoming.
But his father is apparently confident club chiefs will continue to prioritise his son.
Neymar – who scored 19 league goals last season – is a sponsor’s dream, and El Pais claim PSG would rather have him on their books than 19-year-old Mbappe.
The France striker’s mum fears her son is being teased by Neymar over comparisons to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Donatello – which could force PSG to choose between the two players.
Real, however, claim they are NOT interested in signing Neymar.
The club released a statement this month saying: “Given the constant information linking the PSG player Neymar Jr with our club, Real Madrid wants to clarify that we have no plans to make any offers for the player.
“The relationship between the two clubs is extraordinary, so that, if at some point Real Madrid were considering hiring a PSG player, the first thing we would do would be to go to the club.”