Neymar asks PSG to sell Cavani after free-kick row

Neymar is demanding that Paris Saint-Germain sell his team-mate, Edinson Cavani after their row against Lyon on Sunday, Spanish newspaper Sport has claimed.

The Brazilian has made his feelings abundantly clear to the management of the club.

Cavani and Neymar argued over who would take a free kick and a penalty during the match, with PSG boss Unai Emery later telling them to “sort it out”.

Sport report that “Neymar has already communicated to Nasser Al-Khelaifi that his coexistence with Cavani is totally impossible and he has asked for the transfer of the Uruguayan striker.”

The PSG owner will now have a decision to make as he attempts to smooth over the relationship between the world-record signing and one of his established stars.

Cavani was adamant he would take a penalty which he subsequently missed against Lyon but Neymar was visibly annoyed as his team-mate refused to cede his spot-kick duties.

The duo continued to lock horns after the final whistle and had to be separated by team-mates in the dressing room as the row continued.

And given that the club forked out £198m for the 25-year-old, he evidently feels he should be treated as the primary attacking weapon.

But Cavani has established himself as a fan favourite for Unai Emery’s side having spent four years with them, joining from Napoli in 2013.

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