HomePremier LeagueNeymar to Chelsea Links Continue as PSG Look to Reduce Wage Bill

Neymar to Chelsea Links Continue as PSG Look to Reduce Wage Bill

📷 Credit: Neymar’s Instagram
  • PSG hierarchy looking to trim enoumours wage bill following Mbappe renewal
  • Thomas Tuchel has a positive relationship with Neymar following stint at PSG
  • The Brazilian’s sour relationship with the PSG fans could see him leave

The Neymar to Chelsea rumour mill is beginning to gain momentum with reports in France stating that PSG are seriously considering parting ways with the Brazilian this summer.

With Todd Boehly’s £4.25 billion takeover of Stamford Bridge now complete, links to the world’s elite players are beginning to play out, with the new owners looking to announce their arrival with a marquee signing this summer.

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Paris Saint Germain‘s recent moves in the market could well benefit the Stanford Bridge outfit.Kylian Mbappe’snew record breaking €250 million three year contract renewal has brought the question of Financial Fair Play (FFP) back into play again, with La Liga reporting PSG to UEFA following the announcement:

“LaLiga wishes to state that this type of agreement attacks the economic stability of European football, putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs and the integrity of the sport, not only in European competitions, but also in domestic leagues.”

“It is scandalous that a club like PSG, which last season reported losses of more than 220 million euros after accumulating losses of more than 700 million euros in prior seasons (while reporting sponsorship income at doubtful valuation), with a squad cost around 650 million for this season, can close such an agreement, while those clubs that could afford the hiring of the player without seeing their wage bill compromised, are left without being able to sign him” La Liga stated on their official website.

Current Chelsea and former PSG managerThomas Tuchelenjoyed a positive relationship with Neymar during his time at the Le Parc des Princes, and is keen to strengthen his left sided attack moving into the 2022-23 season. Question marks still remain over the long term future of Christian Pulisic in South London, whilst Timo Werner continues to look out of his depth in the Premier League. Chelsea‘s left wing has missed the presence of a game-changer since Eden Hazard’s exit.

Neymar’s frosty relationship with the PSG fans could also tempt the Brazilian to try his hand in the Premier League. Following PSG‘s exit to eventual winners Real Madrid in March the Brazilian was continually booed in possession for the remainder of the campaign. The criticism also led him to speak out against his own fans, whilst also underlining his commitment to the club. A change of clubs certainly wouldn’t be a surprise this summer. After all, who expected the Brazilian’s moves to PSG back in 2017 from Barcelona.