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Real Madrid denies report it made an offer for Neymar

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SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 21: Neymar JR smiles during a Brazil training session during the FIFA World Cup 2018 at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 14, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

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Next time, just ask.

The words are a little stronger from Real Madrid, but the UEFA Champions League winners are denying that they’ve made an offer to buy Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain.

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The report came from a Spanish public television statement, and Florentino Perez’s club was quick to shoot it down.

Real has been linked with a Neymar move since it emerged that Paris Saint-Germain may need to sell prime assets in order to avoid a European ban.

Now, would Real have interest in Neymar? Almost certainly, and a move to the Bernabeu after spending so much time with Barcelona would add even more spice to one of the best rivalries in the world.

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