Manchester United have turned down an offer to offload Paul Pogba and receive Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain in straight-swap deal, the Independent reports.
Both players are said to want out of their respective clubs, and it is believed PSG approached United about the possibility of a swap.
However, United are put off by the wages Neymar would command, while the hierarchy at Old Trafford are still keen on Pogba, who has been linked with a return to Juventus as well as Real Madrid.
PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi spoke of his desire to rid the club of its ‘celebrity’ culture, and a straight swap in this instance would hardly solve that problem.
Besides, for a man who stepped out of Lionel Messi’s shadow in pursuit of glory elsewhere, Neymar is hardly likely to join a Europa League club if he wants to be regarded as the best in the world.
That being said, he is a mighty way off being considered as even a top-three contender.