NEYMAR’S move to either Barcelona or Real Madrid could trigger an avalanche of transfer moves worth hundreds of millions of pounds, according to reports.
Paris Saint-Germain director Leonardo said yesterday that negotiations over the Brazil winger’s exit are “more advanced” than ever.
The PSG chief also fuelled speculations by confirming Neymar, 27, will miss today’s Ligue 1 clash against Nimes.
Despite his Barcelona past, Real Madrid are now believed to be the front-runners to land the forward after Florentino Perez was offered the player for a comparable price.
And, according to Gazetta dello Sport, the Brazilian’s departure could spark a massive domino effect, prompting best Serie A strikers to change their clubs.
Paulo Dybala, 25, is reportedly being primed as Neymar’s replacement in Paris.
The Argentine’s move to Manchester United and Tottenham was scuppered this summer over his complicated image rights arrangements.
And the Juventus striker is understood to have already been offered an incredible £11.1million-a-year contract by the Ligue 1 champs.
Meanwhile, wantaway Inter striker Mauro Icardi, 26, could replace Dybala in Turin – finally ending his lengthy stand-off with the San Siro side.
Icardi has again found himself frozen out of the squad following the arrival of Antonio Conte after missing several weeks of Serie A action in the second half of last season.
And that could prompt Edin Dzeko, 33, to sign for Inter, with Gonzalo Higuain, 31, taking his place at Roma.
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Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, 20, could also end up on the move with PSG keen on the young Italian.
Tomas Tuchel has confirmed the Paris outfit are weighing up their options in goal.
And with their budget boosted by the Neymar sale, the Ligue 1 giants could finally pull the trigger.