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Wenger On Why PSG Are Targeting Neymar

Arsene Wenger On Why Paris Saint-Germain Are Targeting Neymar

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 24, 2017 10:59 AM @KeeganKruger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has given his opinion on why Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain are targeting FC Barcelona superstar Neymar.

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The French club are reportedly willing to activate the Brazilian's €222 million (R3.3 billion) release clause in the coming weeks, despite the Blaugrana claiming he is not for sale.

Wenger believes that PSG's interest in Neymar has only come about because the Ligue 1 giants could not convince Chile international Alexis Sanchez to join them.

"Paris Saint-Germain cannot get Sanchez so they go for Neymar," Wenger said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

"I read L'Equipe in the last three or four days. It has moved from Sanchez to Neymar. Today they speak about Neymar, three days ago they speak about Alexis. They need as well, like you (reporters), subjects.

"My mind has been made up for a while now. I think I've made it clear a few times that he is not for sale, and this is my stance."

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Sanchez is entering the final year of his contract with the Gunners, and has been linked with a move away from Arsenal in this window.

Do you think we could see the likes of Sanchez and Neymar playing for different clubs in the near future? Have your say in the comments section below.


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factual Joined: 26 Jul 2017
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factual Jul 26, 2017 12:53 PM
Arsenal is the team to beat this year...Wenger has now got a complete team!From goalkeeper to striker!!!Dankie SIR WENGER
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Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Jul 24, 2017 02:23 PM
Neymar is going nowhere, but Alexis Sanchez will leave come end of the season!
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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jul 24, 2017 12:27 PM
Stop talking 4much and sign good players coach
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SCANDLE Joined: 06 Apr 2015
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SCANDLE Jul 24, 2017 12:01 PM
@nobleG y do you say that? have they ever really looked like they could really beat any team? no! they can,t beat teams like Barca ,Bayern, Both madrid teams, even with Neymar, they are weak. if they can,t convince Sanchez how can convince Neymar? Neymar only has 1 problem- his greedy father!
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Orlando Alfred Joined: 17 Jul 2017
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Orlando Alfred Jul 24, 2017 11:46 AM
Come up MR Wenger. You have not given the public why and the really reason for now going for Neymar instead of Alexis Sanchez. Because you said he is not for sale. So who is for sale between the two players
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nobleG Joined: 01 Feb 2016
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nobleG Jul 24, 2017 11:43 AM
PSG cud be a team to contest against the best of the best if they require the service of neymer Jnr

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