PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN have been told they are not allowed to sell Neymar by the Emir of Qatar, according to reports in Spain.
The Brazilian, 26, has been heavily linked with a return to La Liga, as Real Madrid consider him a long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, Mundo Deportivo report Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani considers keeping Neymar at the Parc des Princes a “state matter”.
And he has told PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi he must not allow the Brazilian to leave the club in the summer.
Hamad Al Thani founded Qatar Sports Investment in 2005, which bought the Ligue 1giants in 2011.
The report claims he believes keeping Neymar is a matter of pride rather than money — and would not sell him for any price.
Neymar joined PSG for a record-obliterating £198million in the summer and, despite impressing on the pitch, a fractured metatarsal saw him miss the mega clash with Real Madrid in the Champions League.
While he has been sidelined, rumours of a future move to Los Blancos have gathered pace, with a fee of around £355m mooted.
It was even claimed he enquired over a return to Barcelona before his injury.
Neymar is currently receiving treatment in Brazil and no official date on his return has been set.