Bartomeu: Neymar is not coming back to Barcelona

Neymar (Supplied)
Neymar (Supplied)

Paris - Manchester United and Manchester City have been handed a boost as one club has ruled themselves out of the running for Paris Saint-Germain star, Neymar.

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There has been constant speculation that the 25-year-old regrets his move to join Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar reportedly completed a shock €222 million move to the French capital in order to get out of Lionel Messi’s shadow and thrust himself into Ballon d’Or contention.

However the former Santos star – rated at around €300 million – is apparently regretting that move due to the emergence of Kylian Mbappe, with a return to Barca being touted as a possible option.

However, Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that Neymar is not going to return to the Nou Camp.

"Neymar is not coming back to Barcelona, this is not going to happen," he told El Matì de Catalunya Radio.

It seems that he may have more than one option though, as Manchester City reportedly reached out to him to gauge interest over a possible move, while it was also suggested Manchester United were ready to make the 26-year-old their next superstar.

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