BREAKING NEWS: Barcelona let Neymar miss training as PSG close in
Neymar has been granted permission to miss training by Barcelona as his world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain reportedly nears completion.
Reports in Spain on Wednesday morning claimed the Brazil forward visited Barcelona's training ground to say farewell to his team-mates ahead of a EUR222million switch to the French capital.
A brief statement on Barcelona's Twitter page confirmed Neymar was allowed to forego a practice session with the blessing of head coach Ernesto Valverde.
"Neymar Jr [did] not train with the permission of the coach," Barca tweeted.