Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Alves out of World Cup as Neymar nears return

Alves out of World Cup as Neymar nears return

Brazil star Neymar's chances of recovering before the World Cup is increasing every day but his future with Paris Saint-Germain is now under the cloud.

Real Madrid want to bring him back to Spain, and there have been many reports that Los Blancos' president is ready to meet PSG's buy out clause to land Neymar this summer.

"Neymar will start his physical preparation with the ball tomorrow", PSG said in a statement.

Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar will return to training this weekend, while the forward has admitted he was afraid he might suffer a relapse of his metatarsal injury during his rehabilitation.

The French manager has done little to play down rumors that the PSG star attacker could be on the move again after saying he likes everything about the player.

The first meeting between Madrid and Neymar's camp took place when Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or last December. "We'll talk about it after the final because yes, probably there will be some changes".

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'At the moment, all I can tell you is I'm anxious about what's coming up.

Zinedine Zidane has remained coy on Neymar interest.

'But I can't talk about anything like that [Neymar] at the moment, ' he told reporters.

"I was not supposed to play in the match [Troyes away in Ligue 1] just after the two Marseille games", Neymar said. On the pitch there is a chemistry.

However, after continually being pressed on the issue, Zidane opened up his mind to the thought of the Brazilian within his ranks as he assessed whether Ronaldo and Neymar could play in the same starting eleven. I don't get into that, it is for others. What's worrying us is what is going on at the moment. We have to finish the season well and the rest will come later.

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