Paris-St Germain are expected to complete their deal to sign Neymar from Barcelona for 222m euros (£198m).
Some people, including Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, have questioned how this transfer could be allowed under European football’s governing body Uefa’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.
Remember, the £198m is only the initial outlay – PSG will have to pay the Brazilian star wages that could double that amount over a five-year contract, as well as hefty fees to his father who is his agent and insurance premiums to protect their investment.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu threatened to report PSG to Uefa for breaching FFP rules.
But Uefa would still not be able to block the deal. In a statement, it told the BBC: “We are not in a position to stop clubs from buying players, but the clubs will face sanctions if they fail to abide by Financial Fair Play rules.”
Uefa introduced break-even FFP rules in 2013 to stop clubs accumulating too much debt and to