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Neymar's €193m release clause could be met by Paris Saint-Germain - agent

Neymar's agent Wagner Ribeiro has said that the Barcelona forward "loves" Paris and believes Paris Saint-Germain are capable of meeting his €193 million release clause.

L'Equipe reported on Monday that PSG have decided to make Neymar, 24, their No. 1 transfer target this summer.

The Brazil captain has two years to run on his current deal at Barca and his father said in February that discussions on an extension would not start until May.

Negotiations have been slowed by an ongoing court investigation into Neymar's switch from Santos to Barca in 2013, but the player said in January that he still had "years" left at the Camp Nou.

Ribeiro also suggested that a move in the short-term is unlikely but revealed that if PSG's interest became more concrete then Neymar would seriously consider the offer.

"What I can confirm to you is that Neymar has a contract with Barca until 2018," Ribeiro told L'Equipe. "He feels good in Barcelona, he's liked over there and he's playing for the best team in the world.

"It's no small feat to impose yourself at such an enormous club. But the prospect of living in a city like Paris and to play for a club like PSG -- that's also a dream for every player. We'll see in two years, when he will be at the end of his contract."

Neymar is under contract at Barcelona until 2018.

When pressed on whether this meant that Neymar would not entertain a move before his current deal expires, Ribeiro said: "That means that if PSG show an interest in Neymar, we can discuss it.

"A contract can also be terminated provided that the release clause is paid. It's huge: €193m. But I don't think that might be an insurmountable problem for PSG."

Ribeiro said he had a good relationship with PSG sporting director Olivier Letang and club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, but that the end of the season was the time to talk with them about a potential transfer.

L'Equipe claims that PSG could offer Neymar a salary of €20m per year to tempt him away from Barca.

The paper suggests that his dream of winning the Ballon d'Or could also be a factor in him changing clubs, in case he is always seen as second best to Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou.

The large contingent of Brazilians already at PSG could help Neymar come to terms with moving to a less glamorous league, with Ribeiro saying that Lucas Moura has already been urging him to come to the French capital.


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