Real Madrid have made an official statement to deny claims made on Spanish television that they have made a
"Real Madrid is surprised that the Spanish public television has broadcasted absolutely false information without anyone from the club being contacted to comment on the alleged information that could easily have been denied."
Whether Real Madrid publicly discussing a player who isn't theirs is a plan to potentially unsettle the player remains to be seen.
Real Madrid categorically deny a story linking them to Neymar, which of course means they definitely want Neymar https://t.co/nJgLfXRfyG— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) July 2, 2018
Neymar and his Brazilian teammates will meet Belgium in the World Cup last eight later this week, and the player is firmly set to concentrate on the task at hand before deciding his future after the tournament in Russia.