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Neymar ‘was ready to accept loan from Chelsea but Newcastle were the only club to respond to PSG transfer requests this summer’

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NEYMAR was reportedly ready to accept a loan move to Chelsea this summer, but Newcastle were the only club to respond to PSG’s demands.

The Brazilian star looked set to quit the Ligue 1 side after Kylian Mbappe reportedly asked for his sale.

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Neymar joined PSG in 2017 for a world record transfer fee of £198millionCredit: The Mega Agency

The Premier League rubs shoulders with Chelsea and Newcastle Both were rumored to be interested in signing Neymar but no decision materialized.

PSG haven’t received any firm offers for the striker.

One move Neymar viewed with ‘good eyes’ was a loan move to Chelsea but no negotiations were successful, according to El Pais via sport.

New Blues owner Todd Boehly has spent more than £250million in the summer window as he seeks to put his stamp on the club.

As the Stamford Bridge club signed Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, there was little room left for the Brazilian.

Another Premier League approach, this time from Newcastle, fell short of Neymar’s expectations

The report also suggests that the Magpies have ‘all the money in the world but whose project is still the opposite of what the Brazilian wants’.

Newcastle instead signed Real Sociedad striker Alexander Isak for £63m and he has scored two goals in his first three games.

However, the Swedish striker picked up a thigh injury which ruled him out until December.

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Newcastle have signed Alexander Isak as an alternative to Neymar

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Newcastle have signed Alexander Isak as an alternative to NeymarCredit: Reuters

Although his future is up in the air, the former Barcelona star hasn’t let the distraction affect his effectiveness on the pitch.

This season, the striker has scored 12 goals and assisted nine more in just 16 appearances in all competitions.

Neymar will hope to take this form with him at the Qatar World Cup as he will want to help Brazil claim their sixth triumph in the competition.

Neymar has been in impressive form this season for the Ligue 1 giants

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Neymar has been in impressive form this season for the Ligue 1 giantsCredit: The Mega Agency