Real Madrid have been forced to deny a world-record bid for PSG and Brazil forward Neymar after Spanish broadcasters Television Espanola reported a €310m offer had been tabled by the Champions League winners.
Despite Real's strong rejection, the transfer rumour mill swirled at the possibility of a galactico swap, following hints that both Neymar and Ronaldo could be unhappy at their star-studded clubs.
Television Espanola (TVE), a state-owned public service broadcaster in Spain, is claiming that a deal worth €310m has been struck for the Brazil global.
The Brazil superstar has been linked with Madrid ever since leaving LaLiga rivals Barcelona for PSG last August.
Neymar, 26, moved to PSG previous year and went on to score 19 goals in just 20 league games before suffering a foot injury in February that required surgery in Brazil.
Madrid president Florentino Perez has tracked Neymar for more than a decade, and other recent reports had claimed that a €350m deal was being put together to bring him to the Bernabeu.
Whether Real Madrid publicly discussing a player who isn't theirs is a plan to potentially unsettle the player remains to be seen.
"Given the information issued tonight byTVE on a supposed offer from Real Madrid for Neymar, Real Madrid state that this information is outright false".
The report came hours after Neymar's Brazil saw off Mexico 2-0 in the World Cup last 16 in Russian Federation to set up a tantalising quarter-final clash with Belgium.