Mar.13 - SportLand: Neymar has reportedly asked his father to finalise a move to Real Madrid before this summer's World Cup, with Nike believed to hold the key to the money-spinning deal.
The Brazilian superstar, who has been sidelined in recent weeks with a broken foot, is set to lead his country at the finals in Russia, which begin on June 14.
The 26-year-old only joined Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona last summer, in a world-record deal worth £198million.
But, according to SPORT, the forward is ready to return to Spain and join the Catalan giants' rivals Real.
After the disappointment of the 2014 World Cup — when injury kept him out of Brazil's semi-final defeat by Germany — Neymar is determined not to let uncertainty surrounding his future affect his performances in Russia.
His father, who also acts as his agent, has reportedly met with Real bosses as the Spanish champions bid to seal a deal that could be worth up to €400m (£355m).
And now AS claim Nike could help finance the move. Even though Adidas sponsor the Spanish giants, the paper's front page read on Tuesday: 'Nike hold the key for Neymar... they could finance part of his deal in move to Madrid.'