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Barcelona suing Neymar for 8.5 million for alleged breach of contract

Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Paris St Germain vs Toulouse - Paris, France - August 20, 2017 Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Paris St Germain vs Toulouse - Paris, France - August 20, 2017 Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona are suing Neymar for 8.5 million euros for alleged breach of contract and demanding he return the loyalty bonus paid after he renewed his deal in October, less than a year before he signed for Paris St. Germain, the club said Tuesday.

The Catalans are asking for an additional 10 per cent payment due to a delay in theeuropir demands being met, after presenting the Brazilian striker with them on Aug. 11.

"Barcelona have taken these actions in defence of their interests, after Neymar's contract was rescinded just a few months after he signed on until 2021," a club statement said. PSG signed Neymar for a world record 222 million euro ($261.07 million) fee in August.

($1 = 0.8503 euros)

(Reporting by Rik Sharma; editing by Mark Heinrich)

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