11-time Premier League winners Manchester United are in the running to sign Paris Saint Germain (PSG) forward Neymar according to reports coming out of the British media.
This is after his representatives told Manchester United officials that they have not been ruled out of the race to sign the Brazilian international superstar as reported by the Daily Record.
Neymar has been linked with a move away from Parc des Princes ahead of the summer’s transfer window with clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona mentioned as a potential transfer destination for the former Santos player.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has ruled out a return for Neymar after he left the Catalan giants controversially at the start of last season.
The 27-year-old became the most expensive player in world football after PSG activated the £200m (€222m) release clause in his then contract at the Nou Camp.
His transfer from Barcelona to PSG was controversial at best with La Liga refusing to sanction the deal at one stage.
European champions Real Madrid remain overwhelming favourites but Manchester United remain an attractive proposition to transfer targets especially after the exit of Jose Mourinho who was dismissed and replaced by interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Norwegian Sokskjaer played with distinction for Manchester United as a striker and was a key part of the treble-winning squad of the 1998/99 season.