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Brazilian striker PSG Neymar. REUTERS / Philippe Wojazer

Neymar was not selected for the start of the season at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the French Football Championship (Ligue 1). The striker will miss PSG-Nîmes because of his physical condition, assures his trainer Thomas Tuchel. The sports director of the Paris club, Leonardo, said for his part that the Brazilian is at the heart of discussions " more advanced than before " about a possible transfer.

Will not leave Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after two mixed seasons? We still do not know if Neymar will leave the PSG, this August 10, the day after the kick-off of the French Football Championship (Ligue 1). But at least PSG sports director Leonardo admitted that his compatriot was being discussed " more advanced than before " about a possible departure.

" We have discussions and we will see what happens , said Saturday the Brazilian leader, before the game against Nimes, in front of some journalists. Until a decision is made, we will manage the situation a bit . "

Leonardo, however, said that Neymar was really out of the game against the Nimes: " He is not physically good for the match either. A version of the facts defended by PSG coach Thomas Tuchel in a press conference: " Neymar has not finished training and it is not possible that he will play tomorrow. He is in an individual training phase, he is a little injured. He took a shot the day before yesterday, a blow today. He did not do a full week with the team so he is not able to play for us. "

Discussions with Real Madrid ?

With which club (s) do the Parisian leaders discuss a possible departure of Neymar? Leonardo did not want to go into details. " It's important for everyone to define the future ," he said. The team must be focused on the match [Nîmes face, Editor's note] . The discussions are more advanced than before, but that does not mean that there is an agreement. You have to define if he stays and so he plays or if he goes away . "

In Spain, the press reports talks now direct between PSG and Real Madrid concerning Neymar. According to the newspaper AS , these negotiations would have started at the instigation of the champions of France in title ...