Brazilian striker Neymar stormed out of a Barcelona training session yesterday as speculation mounted about a world-record move to Paris St Germain.
A personal appearance in China next week was cancelled because he was said to be “busy with transfer business”.
Pictures of Barca training in Miami for Saturday’s game against arch-rivals Real Madrid in the International Champions Trophy showed Neymar having to be kept apart from teammate Nelson Semedo before removing his bib and stomping away from the session.
Suggestions that he might have weighty matters on his mind increased when Chinese travel agent Ctrip posted on its official Weibo account that it has had to cancel an event with Neymar because he is “busy with transfer business”.
Ctrip said the event was scheduled for Shanghai next Monday and that anyone who had bought tickets would be refunded.