Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, has said the club could not have signed teenage forward Kylian Mbappe in the off-season.
Mbappe was linked to most of Europe’s top teams, before joining Paris Saint-Germain on loan from Monaco, although that move is expected to become permanent next year.
The 18-year-old’s agent said the player wanted to sign for Barca , when he learned Neymar was heading to PSG.
Valverde, who took over at Barca in May, says there was no chance for the La Liga giants to sign the forward.
“I don’t know what to say to you. There’s always talk about a lot of players,” he told a news conference on Friday.
“To my knowledge, we couldn’t have signed him. But I don’t know, no idea. I guess not, because he’s not here.”