Real Madrid have officially denied making a world record £275million bid for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar.
Los Blancos have been heavily linked with the Brazil international since he joined PSG from Barcelona for a world record fee of £200m 12 months ago.
Neymar has made no secret of his desire to play for Real and the Spaniards view him as a long-term replacement for their superstar Cristiano Ronaldo .
TVE claimed on Monday that Real Madrid had bid €310m for Neymar with the belief that PSG need to raise funds to meet the rules of FFP.
The Spanish TV station even claimed Neymar had been offered a seven-year contract that would see him earn around £35m-a-year at the club.
However, Madrid have denied those claims.
‘Given the information issued tonight by TVE on a supposed offer of Real Madrid to PSG and player Neymar, Real Madrid CF said that this information is outright false. Real Madrid has not made any kind of offer to PSG or the player,’ a statement read on Madrid’s website.
‘Real Madrid is surprised that Spanish public television has been able to broadcast absolutely false information without anyone from this medium has contacted any of the parties to contrast the alleged information that could easily have been denied’
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