Barcelona accept payment of Neymar release clause ahead of PSG move

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Barcelona have accepted the payment of Neymar's EUR222million release clause as the Brazil forward's move to Paris Saint-Germain moves closer.

The club released a statement which read: "This afternoon, legal representatives of Neymar presented themselves at the club offices and have completed, in the name of the player, the payment of EUR222m as compensation for the unilateral termination of the contract that bound both parties.

"At the same time, the club will pass the details of the operation to UEFA in order that they can address the disciplinary responsibilities that may arise from this case."