Neymar in Doha to pass medical control before joining PSG?

Neymar hit the red carpet in Shanghai yesterday as speculation mounted that the Brazil star could be set to quit Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record 222 million euros.
The 25-year-old striker is at the centre of an apparent tug of war between the two European giants in what would be the most expensive transfer fee in football history. The fee would be more than double what Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba last summer.
The record transfer appeared to be moving closer yesterday after several news outlets reported that he was due in Doha for talks with PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi.
The news outlets reported al-Khelaifi as saying that he was optimistic of signing Neymar for the coming season. “Neymar’s deal is going well, I am confident,” al-Khelaifi was quoted as saying.
Neymar is currently in China on a promotional trip and will stop over in Doha today on his way back for final negotiations and medical check-ups, the newspaper added.
The Brazilian was the key performer for Barcelona’s famous Champions League comeback against PSG in March and has scored over 100 goals in all competitions for the Spanish giants.
The player who Barca signed from Santos in 2013 also put in a strong performance during his team’s 3-2 friendly victory over LaLiga arch-rivals Real Madrid in Miami on Saturday night.
A training spat with new Barcelona signing Nelson Semedo during that pre-season tour in Miami ramped up chatter that Neymar could be about to swap Spain for the French capital.

Shanghai sojourn
Neymar, who has remained tight-lipped about the transfer rumours, posted a message for Chinese fans on Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, after arriving for a promotional visit.
“Ni Hao China! I’m Neymar Jr. and I’ve just arrived in China,” he wrote.
“I’m in Shanghai at the moment. I would like to send a huge hug to all my Chinese fans, thank you very much for your support.”
He later posed for a scrum of photographers and television journalists and answered questions about fashion, before attending an evening event for a clothing brand.
Neymar also posted on Weibo a picture of himself with fellow Brazilian forward Hulk, who plays in the Chinese Super League for Shanghai SIPG.
Even following the training-ground bust-up in the United States, after which Neymar appeared to storm off, his Barcelona team-mates said they wanted him to stay at the Camp Nou.
“Neymar and I, we are very close and I want him to stay and I know the situation,” defender Gerard Pique told ESPN FC. “Right now he doesn’t know what to do and we are trying to help him — the ones (on the team) that are more close to him — to take the right decision.”
Despite that it seems like Neymar is ready to leave Barcelona and head to PSG. Wait and watch we shall.