Angry Neymar clashes with Barca teammate in training as PSG talk intensifies
The incident occurs at Barca’s American training camp in Miami, with Neymar seen scuffling with recent signing from Benfica Semedo.
The pair are forced apart, with Javier Mascherano quickly on the scene.
Semedo walks away from the fiery flashpoint, but Neymar refuses to let the issue lie.
Clearly flustered, the Samba star shouts over to Barca’s £26.8 million summer signing from Benfica as the rest of Ernesto Valverde’s squad watch on.
He then looks to head back in the direction of Semedo before being restrained by Sergio Busquets.
Neymar tears off his training vest before kicking a stray ball away in frustration.
The bust-up has served to further fuel speculation suggesting that the 25-year-old could soon be heading out of Camp Nou, with Paris Saint-Germain leading the race for his signature.
The Ligue 1 giants are reportedly willing to meet Neymar’s €222 million release clause and make him the most expensive player in history.
Barca have sought to play down the rumours, with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu telling the New York Times that the club are reluctant to part with a player of such talent.
He said: “Well, you know Neymar is one of our best players, and so we don’t want to lose that player.
“We want him to continue, continue with us. He still has four years of his contract, so nothing else to say.
“You know that players decide if they want to leave, they can decide.
“But as far as Barcelona, we want him, and we need him. Because if we want to win, we need the best players possible.”
Neymar has, however, stayed quiet on the subject of his future, allowing the exit talk to rumble on.
A statement released by Chinese travel agency, Ctrip, on Friday has heightened that speculation, with it revealed that the South American superstar has cancelled a planned trip to Asia in order to deal with “transfer issues”.
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