Barcelona has given up on keeping Neymar, after the club’s president Josep Bartomeu failed to convince the player to change his mind.
Those who witnessed the head-to-head at the club’s summer training base in New Jersey on Friday, say it did not go well for Bartomeu, who departed looking less than happy with what he had been told by Neymar.
Spanish outlet, Diario AS, reports that the meeting lasted 15 minutes and when the president left, he barely acknowledged those waiting for feedback of how the summit had gone.
Bartomue now accepts that only a late change of heart from Neymar, can prevent him signing for Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
Last season Neymar flirted with various clubs including PSG and Manchester United, but ended up signing a new contract until 2021 with a buy-out clause that rose to €222miliion (£196m) on July 1 of this year.