Barcelona have announced that Neymar has been given permission to miss training on Wednesday, as his expected transfer to Paris St Germain moves a step closer.
According to reports in the Spanish media, the Brazilian told his team-mates this morning that he has the “intention of leaving the club and seeking his future elsewhere”.
PSG are ready to pay his release clause of €222m (£198m).
That would dwarf the €105m that Manchester United paid for France midfielder Paul Pogba last year.
Barcelona say Neymar left the training ground 30 minutes after arriving on Wednesday.