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Real Madrid deny making bid for Neymar

Real Madrid have denied that they have made a gargantuan bid of €310 million for Brazil star, Neymar.

Neymar became the world’s most expensive player just 12 months ago, when PSG smashed the previous transfer record of £89m, by paying a whopping £198m (€220m) to take the Barcelona ace to the French capital.

Ever since he made the move to the mega rich French club, he has been linked with making a swift exit, with Real Madrid known to be interested.

Reports on Spanish TV channel TVE on Monday claimed that the Champions League winners had finally made an official offer to bring the winger back to La Liga, suggesting they had lodged a bid of €310m (£276m).

However Real Madrid have moved to swiftly deny such reports:

“Given the information issued tonight by TVE on a supposed offer for Neymar made by Real Madrid to PSG, Real Madrid can confirm that this information is false and Real Madrid haven’t made any kind of offer to PSG or the player,” a statement read.

“Real Madrid are surprised that Spanish public television has been able to broadcast absolutely false information without anybody from the broadcaster contacting any involved parties to check the validity of information that would have been denied.”

Neymar is currently over in Russia at the World Cup and was the talk of the town again yesterday, as he scored one and set up the other as Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 to progress to the quarter-finals. However he also created controversy after rolling around on the floor like he had been shot, after former Watford defender Miguel Layun trod on his ankle, leaving Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill to brand his antics as ‘pathetic.’

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