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03 August 2017

Neymar: La Liga rejects payment by Barcelona star’s lawyers of buyout clause

Neymar was pictured at Porto airport on Wednesday evening

La Liga has rejected an attempt by lawyers for Barcelona forward Neymar to pay his buyout clause of 222m euros (£198m).

The Brazilian, 25, is expected to sign for Paris St-Germain for a world record fee, after telling Barcelona he wanted to leave the club on Wednesday.

Spanish media say La Liga officials believe