Manchester United star pushing for Neymar signing with talks underway

Manchester United are in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over bringing Neymar to Old Trafford this summer, with Casemiro pushing for a deal to be done.

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The 31-year-old still has two years on his contract with PSG but he is open to leaving the club this summer and the Ligue 1 side are willing to sell him.

Injuries have been a problem for the Brazilian and he has only played 20 Ligue 1 matches this season, scoring 13 goals, with 18 in 29 appearances across all competitions.

Neymar has also been targeted, alongside Lionel Messi, by protesting PSG fans who have been critical of him amid his fitness and form struggles.

French publication L’Equipe report that a number of Premier League clubs are in talks with PSG over signing Neymar, but Manchester United are at the most advanced stage.

The report also states that Neymar’s Brazil teammate Casemiro is doing his best to encourage the move after his own switch to Old Trafford from Real Madrid last summer.

The structure of the deal may prove to be a stumbling block, with Manchester United keen on a loan move for next season, while PSG would prefer to sell the striker permanently.

Newcastle United are thought to be another Premier League club interested in signing Neymar after they confirmed their qualification for next season’s Champions League.

The Magpies will undoubtedly make significant investment this summer as they return to the top tier of European football and Neymar would be an enormous statement signing.

Chelsea, a return to Barcelona and Real Madrid have all also been touted as possible moves for the man who has scored 77 times for Brazil.

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