PSG insist no progress made with Neymar transfer
‘Fracture to the fifth metatarsal has healed. Neymar’s injury is completely fixed’
Brazilian star Neymar wants to return to Catalan club Barcelona. Photograph: Getty Images
Barcelona’s pursuit of Neymar is at a standstill, according to Paris St Germain sporting director Leonardo.
The Brazil forward’s widely expected summer return to La Liga has not yet materialised, and while Leonardo admitted there had been talks between sides, there has been no progress.
“There are negotiations with clubs, as everyone knows,” Leonardo told RMC Sport. “But nothing has advanced.”
Neymar has been recovering from a foot injury which saw him miss the end of last season.
The forward broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot but Leonardo said he is now fully healed.
“It’s simple. The medical team and the best surgeons in the world were looking after Neymar from the start of the season,” the 49-year-old said.
“The fracture to the fifth metatarsal has healed. Neymar’s injury is completely fixed.”