Real Madrid would need to produce an incredible financial package ‘worth £1.2million-a-week to prize Neymar away from Paris Saint-Germain’ this summer.
According to AS, Neymar’s staggering wage demands would be integral to any move from the Parc des Princes to the Bernabeu with Zinedine Zidane desperate to galvanise his squad with a Galactico signing.
Latest accounts released show that Real pay an annual £280.7m on player wages following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
But, AS report that the club boast more than 800 employees and the total salary paid per year stands at closer to £430m.
Clubs are allowed to spend up to 70 per cent of their annual turnover on wages, as dictated by the European Club Assocation (ECA), and with Madrid paying around 57 per cent, they are well within the limits.
With a mammoth wage bill already filling much of the club’s allowance, it is acknowledged in Spanish reports that Zidane needs to shift Gareth Bale if he is to make room for a player such as Neymar.
After a disappointing season domestically and in Europe, Zidane is keen to refresh a side that has fallen off the pace of their rivals.
Eden Hazard, out of contract with Chelsea next summer, remains a primary target while the club also monitor the situations of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Christian Eriksen, Paul Pogba and Luka Jovic.