Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane is not ruling the possibility of landing the services of want-away PSG forward Neymar despite his much talked about desire for Nou Camp return.
Neymar is looking for a route out of Paris after successive Champions League failures since his world-record £198million move from Barcelona just two years ago, with the latter and Madrid heavily interested in his services.
Speaking after Madrid’s final pre-season friendly against Roma on Sunday, Zidane suggested that a move for Neymar is possible with three weeks of the window remaining in Spain.
‘Neymar is not [in our squad] but until September 2, anything can happen,’ the 47-year-old said.
‘We are with the squad that we have and we are only thinking about that.’
Madrid were quick to do the bulk of their business earlier on in the summer, bringing in Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao and Rodrygo.
But a move to Real is looking ever more likely, particularly after PSG fans demonstrated their displeasure with Neymar.
Some supporters displayed a banner saying ‘Neymar, leave’ in the stands at the Parc des Princes during PSG’s game against Nimes last weekend.
Real Madrid and Roma played out a 2-2 draw in the Marbel Green Cup on Sunday but Roma carried the day in the penalty shootout 5-4.
Although Marcelo scored a very impressive goal in the course of the game, he nonetheless failed to convert his penalty at the Stadio Olimpico giving Roma skipper Alessandro Florenzi the honour of lifting what appeared to be a bonsai tree.