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Neymar, Verratti, el Barça and PSG

Messi Neymar 10 others miss Barcelona's first training session under Ernesto Valverde Messi Neymar 10 others miss Barcelona's first training session under Ernesto Valverde
Eleena Tovar | 18 Julio, 2017, 14:39

Barcelona have insisted Neymar remains "happy" at the club amid ongoing links to Paris Saint-Germain and reports from AS that the French giants are prepared to meet the forward's €222 million (£195.3 million) release clause.

He's in a great spot with his friends, starts every match he is available and is at a club that should be able to win another one or two Champions Leagues with their attacking trio.

The salaries of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar and co account for 66 percent of Barcelona's expenditure, the statement added.

It is said he thinks Neymar is only focused on individual glory and will not stay around if he thinks Barcelona are unable to challenge Real Madrid for the La Liga title.

PSG finished second in Ligue 1 last season to Monaco in manager Unai Emery's first season at the club.

"The important thing is that Iniesta is happy in the team, then we'll see what the season brings". Currently, he's playing with some of the best players in the world, winning accolades and trophies throughout his four years with Barcelona and is seen as a focal point of their future.

Jose Mourinho has since insisted any move for the talismanic Brazilian would be like "trying to break into a safe".

A departure for Neymar would still be a shock though, with Barca sporting director Robert Fernandez insisting: "A Barcelona without Neymar?" Manchester United have also been consistently linked with the Brazilian.

Barcelona reported an after-tax profit of €18m while reducing debt by €24.5m to €247m.