PSG deal close? Neymar cancels China trip to sort 'transfer issues'

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One of China's largest travel agencies has revealed that PSG-linked Neymar has had to cancel a planned trip to Asia to deal with "transfer issues".

The Brazilian superstar has been the talk of the summer transfer window, with Goal revealing on July 18 that he was ready to ditch Barcelona for a €222 million move to the Ligue 1 club.

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Speaking on Thursday, Barca club president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted that the former Santos star will make his own decision over his future, offering no guarantees he would stay at Camp Nou.

And now a statement released by Chinese online travel agency Ctrip has heightened speculation that the 25-year-old is set to leave the Catalan club for a mega-money switch to PSG.

The statement read: "It's with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of Neymar’s forthcoming ‘fans meeting’ set to begin in Shanghai on 31 July.

"Mr. Neymar and his team occupy themselves dealing with transfer issues and they cannot say for sure whether they could manage to arrive in Shanghai on 31 July.  So we decided to cancel the ‘fans meeting’.

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"Ctrip solemnly promise that all tickets for the ‘fans meeting’ in Shanghai will be refunded at point of purchase and the buyers will be contacted by us soon."

Neymar has featured in both of Barcelona's games in pre-season thus far, scoring two in a 2-1 win over Juventus before again finding the net in a 1-0 victory over Manchester United.