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Neymar named France's player of the year

Neymar named France's player of the year

Al-Khelafi said during an interview.

Real Madrid appear to be favourites to land the former Barcelona star with talks said to already be well down the line, though Manchester United can not be discounted either given his father - a major influence on Neymar jnr's career - reportedly wants his son to move to Old Trafford. Brazil's opening game is against Switzerland on June 17.

However, recalling a link-up with fellow France star Youri Djorkaeff during his own playing career, Zidane rejected suggestions Neymar's arrival would represent bad news for Madrid's all-time record goalscorer Ronaldo. "I was always afraid of making complete movements and I'd end up compensating", he said.

"He's a phenomenon. I've already told (Brazil midfielder) Casemiro that he'll have to take care of him" if Brazil face France in Russian Federation.

The Brazil star has been the centre of much transfer speculation recently with Real Madrid said to favourites to sign the 26-year old.

He failed in his first attempt, but with a contract that runs to 2022 and with a new manager set to be installed over the summer, PSG will hope Neymar's influence will make them challengers in the near future.

"Today's [Saturday] check-up exams have revealed that the fractured fifth metatarsal of the right foot has consolidated satisfactorily", it read.

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Neymar has conceded that he misses those he left behind at Camp Nou in 2017, with fellow "MSN" members Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez still considered to be close friends.

"We'll play the two remaining LaLiga games in the best possible way".

I don't know if we are negotiating for Neymar.

"I don't believe so, as what we care about is what we are doing at the moment". We were so intimate that we could laugh at each other when one couldn't do things.

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

Neymar is rumoured to have already informed his PSG teammates of his desire to leave during the summer, with Real Madrid the favourites to sign him.


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