Football: Real Madrid say report on purported $494m bid for Neymar 'absolutely untrue'

A Spanish television channel reported that Real Madrid had submitted the bid for Neymar.
A Spanish television channel reported that Real Madrid had submitted the bid for Neymar.PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Spanish LaLiga giants Real Madrid have denied a report that they have offered a world-record €310 million (S$494 million) for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar.

Spanish television channel TVE reported on Monday (July 2) that the Champions League winners had submitted the bid for the player who left Barcelona last year for a record €222 million.

"In light of information broadcast tonight by TVE regarding an alleged Real Madrid offer to PSG and their player Neymar, Real Madrid CF wishes to state that this information is absolutely untrue," the club said in statement on its website.

"Real Madrid has made no offer of any kind to PSG or the player."

Neymar, 26, is currently on duty with Brazil at the World Cup in Russia and scored one and set up another as they beat Mexico 2-0 in the last 16 on Monday.