Transfer: Neymar takes PSG contract decision amid Chelsea interest

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar has exercised an option to extend his contract with the club, which could end speculation over his future, according to Sport.

The 30-year-old has been linked with Chelsea this summer, amid claims PSG had informed him he was no longer wanted.

The Ligue 1 champions are trying to free-up cash to pursue their summer targets and Neymar appears the most vulnerable of the famed front three, with Lionel Messi’s place safe and Kylian Mbappe having signed a bumper new deal.

Neymar, who arrived in Paris for a world-record transfer fee of £199.8m in 2017, has been told he is surplus to requirements.

The Brazilian also reportedly felt targeted by PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, after the Qatari spoke out to address PSG’s shortcoming last season, and was considering an exit from the Parc des Princes.

But Neymar has instead opted to exercise the option on his contract, which would keep him in Paris until 2027.