Saint-Germain-en-Laye: The world's most expensive footballer Neymar will again be absent when Paris Saint-Germain take on Rennes on Sunday in the second round of Ligue 1 matches, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Saturday.
"Ney didn't finish the training with the squad today. It's too early. We're waiting another week for him to start with the group again," said Tuchel.
"When I think of a strong team, it's with him. Nothing has changed, he has three years of contract," added Tuchel.
PSG bought Neymar for 222 million euros ($261 million) from Barcelona in 2017, but has made clear he craves a return to Spain, whether with his old club or Real Madrid.
Leonardo, the PSG sporting director, has confirmed that the club have held talks with potential buyers.
"The transfer window will close in a month. For the moment, he's my player," said Tuchel.
The Brazilian has not played for PSG since he injured his ankle at the end of May.
PSG beat Nimes in their opening match 3-0.
Updated Date: Aug 17, 2019 19:14:05 IST