PSG plays Lille on Sunday for the 24th match of their Ligue 1 campaign. The French side will have to do so knowing that one of their most important players and a Brazil international is open to leaving the club he's called home for years on end.
According to Marc Mechenoua, Neymar "returned from the World Cup with physical fatigue" and the forward is going through "challenges" in order to play while "protecting" his banged-up ankle.
Moreover, the Brazilian thinks that the atmosphere in the PSG locker room is "far from perfect." Some of those issues might be coming from the extension signed by Kylian Mbappe last summer, clearly making the France World Cup winner the no. 1 player and leader of the Paris Saint-Germain project going forward and overtaking Neymar in the club's hierarchy and pecking order.
With the growing importance of Mbappe within the club, "tensions have grown in the locker room" with Neymar being one of the most affected players by Mbappe's new status. The relationship between the two men is described as a "peaceful coexistence", made up of ups and downs.
After Neymar and Marquinhos sided and clashed with Luis Campos at the halftime break of the loss at Monaco last weekend, Neymar has started to really ponder his future with the Parisian club. Neymar confirmed that he nearly got to blows with Campos, but some of his teammates restrained him from inflicting physical damage on the sporting director of PSG.
According to a post published on Goal, Neymar "no longer seems as firm on his future as he was after his extension last year," adding that "even if he knows that the financial equation is complex, he no longer closes the door to a departure this summer."
Neymar has generated some interest from Chelsea, whose owner has reportedly discussed a potential transfer offer with the president of PSG in a meeting between both parties taking place last Tuesday before the Champions League game between Paris and Bayern.