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French league says La Liga should accept Neymar break fee

Journalists and tv crews wait outside an airport terminal for Brazilian soccer player Neymar after Spain's La Liga rejected a payment of a record-breaking release clause that would allow him to leave Barcelona for Paris St Germain, in Barcelona, Spain August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Journalists and tv crews wait outside an airport terminal for Brazilian soccer player Neymar after Spain's La Liga rejected a payment of a record-breaking release clause that would allow him to leave Barcelona for Paris St Germain, in Barcelona, Spain August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Albert Gea

PARIS (Reuters) - The French soccer league LFP said on Thursday it did not understand why the Spanish league rejected payment for Neymar's record-breaking release clause that would allow the Brazilian star to leave Barcelona for Paris St Germain.

"LFP... does not understand the refusal by Liga to simply accept the payment for the release clause for player Neymar," LFP said in a statement.

A group of lawyers representing Neymar visited La Liga in Madrid on Thursday to try to settle the transfer and pay the 222 million-euro ($263 million) break fee.

(Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain and Myriam Rivet; Editing by Richard Lough)

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