“Neymar clearly wanted Barcelona move”

Neymar clearly wanted to return to Barcelona over the summer, says fellow Brazilian Filipe Luis, with a domination of transfer gossip columns making it apparent what his future preference was.

Quizzed by Marca on whether he feels a move was being pushed for, Filipe Luis said: “I don’t know. I want to believe he did, because if he didn’t then his name wouldn’t have been heard every day for two months.

“But leaving Paris Saint-Germain isn’t easy because they don’t usually sell.

“I see him as being calm since saying he’d stay. He can develop at PSG. They also have [Kylian] Mbappe, [Mauro] Icardi and [Edinson] Cavani. It’s important that they win something.”