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Summary

  1. 14:55 BST: French league ask La Liga to approve Neymar deal
  2. 14:30: Barcelona waiting to see how Neymar situation develops
  3. 13:40: PSG not expecting delay in signing Neymar
  4. 11:30: La Liga refuse release clause payment from Barcelona forward's lawyers
  5. Barcelona tell PSG to pay Neymar's £198m release clause in full
  6. Brazil forward to earn £775,477-a-week in five-year deal
  7. Neymar told Barcelona on Wednesday he wants to leave

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Gutted. No sign of Neymar's world-record deal being completed anytime soon so I am calling it a day.

    Stay tuned across the BBC Sport website for when an official announcement does take place.

    Until then.

  2. Your Neymar XI

    Your Neymar XI

    Neymar or four Kyle Walkers? Or how about an entire Premier League XI?

    Armed with £198m - the world record fee Paris St-Germain are set to pay for Barcelona forward Neymar - we want you to buy a team made up of Premier League players who have moved this summer.

    Select your best XI within the £198m limit and tweet us with the results, including your total to #bbcfootball.

    Head here to take part

  3. One Neymar = how many Froomes?

    Chris Froome

    If I am being honest, I could not be fussed about how many potatoes you could buy for one Neymar.

    But Cycling Weekly have worked out the number of years Team Sky could run for and how many Chris Froomes equals one Neymar.

    Head here to read the piece

  4. Neymar's arrival an accelerator

    BBC World Service

    Marc Ingla

    Lille director general Marc Ingla has been speaking to the BBC World Service about Neymar's move to PSG.

    He said: "It is amazing. We invested in Lille knowing that Ligue 1 has a bright future and Neymar is an accelerator to this bright future of Ligue 1. The young talent pool we have here is the best in Europe. That is why France is the number one exporting country in football. And that is why we think Ligue 1 is ripe for growth.

    "I don't get why it should be number five in terms of money generated and audience generated. It does not mirror the talent potential we have. So I see Neymar's arrival as an accelerator for Ligue 1's potential and the possibility to shine globally."

  5. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday

    Abu Ali‏: After years of Barcelona bullying other clubs into selling. It's oh so sweet watching them squirm and threaten to report PSG.

    Dazzy T‏: Barcelona are complaining about PSG's transfer approach? Pot/kettle...

  6. Wenger critical of Neymar move

    Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger

    Did Arsene Wenger see Neymar's world-record £198m move to Qatar-owned PSG coming?

    The Arsenal boss has said: "For me it is the consequence of ownerships which has changed completely the landscape of football.

    "Once a country owns a club it becomes very difficult."

  7. 'Big hug'

    In more serious news, another Barcelona player, Ivan Rakitic, has paid tribute to Neymar...

    View more on twitter
  8. Neymar signs...?

    Incredible scenes unfolding.

    National League North side North Ferriby United have announced the signing of Neymar from Barcelona, saying they have "pipped PSG to the post".

    It's all a big joke...obv.

    View more on twitter
  9. BreakingFrench league ask La Liga to approve deal

    French Ligue 1

    The French league (LFP) said in a statement:

    The LFP is surprised and does not understand the refusal of La Liga to simply accept the payment of the release clause of the player Neymar.

    The LFP asks the Liga to abide by the Fifa rules and its responsibilities.

    The LFP supports Paris Saint-Germain and wishes Neymar to join the Ligue 1 championship.

    The legal services of the LFP are in support and at the disposal of Paris Saint-Germain so that the Neymar contract is approved as soon as possible.

  10. Post update

    It's all happening now. The French league have had their say...

  11. Can PSG get away with paying £198m fee?

    Reality Check

    Neymar

    Shirt sales, player sale, prize money.

    Will the income from those be enough for PSG to escape FFP sanctions following Neymar's £198m move?

    Reality Check investigates.

    Head here to read the piece

  12. BreakingBarca wait on Neymar developments

    Barcelona says it is “waiting to see how the situation develops” after La Liga refused to accept the payment of Neymar’s £198m release clause that would clear his way to sign for Paris Saint-Germain.

    A Barcelona official told the Associated Press that the club will make no comment about the league’s refusal and it is “waiting to see how the situation develops.”

  13. Post update

    Barcelona have had their say on the Neymar saga...

  14. Angry Barca fans

    Neymar

    They have taken to their barbecues and are burning their Neymar shirts.

    No joke.

    Head here to watch the video

  15. Who should replace Neymar?

    Paulo Dybala

    The Barcelona supporters have spoken.

    Spanish newspaper AS conducted a poll to find out who Barca fans want to replace Neymar.

    Juventus forward Paulo Dybala topped the chart, taking 37% of the vote.

    Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann was in second with 27% and Monaco's Kylian Mbappe was third.

  16. Neymar 'not a transfer prospect'

    Manchester Evening News

    Neymar

    Manchester United never considered Neymar as a possible signing this summer despite the Barcelona forward's imminent world record £198m transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

    United explored the possibility of signing the 25-year-old two years ago but a senior club source told the Manchester Evening News Neymar was "never mentioned as a prospect" this summer.

  17. BreakingPSG not expecting Neymar delay

    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    A senior source within PSG has told BBC Sport they are not anticipating any significant delay in signing Neymar following La Liga's rejection of his buy out clause payment.

    The club believes La Liga are acting unlawfully and they are taking unspecified steps to resolve the situation.

  18. Post update

    La Liga refused to accept the release fee for Neymar earlier today and now we have an update from PSG...

  19. Get Involved

    #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or #bbcfootball

    Graeme: How can the league reject the offer. The release clause is as ridiculous as the offer. They should accept & move on.

    Ajay Jacob: La Liga refuses payment?! This now has all the makings of a Bollywood blockbuster. Pure drama.

    Adi B: I think UEFA should step in and resolve this at the earliest (Neymar saga).

  20. More than about football

    It's the biggest transfer in football history but is he worth it?

    Brazilian journalist Fernando Duarte tells BBC Minute that Neymar's move to Paris St-Germain is about more than just football.

    Hit the play button below.

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    Video caption: 'Unlike Messi, he isn't awkward on camera'