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PSG: Galtier makes squad size admission amid Neymar-Chelsea links

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The Brazilian star is reportedly on PSG’s exit list this summer.

Paris Saint-Germian manager Christophe Galtier has admitted he has to reduce his squad’s size ahead of the next season. 

The statement comes after several reports linking Neymar with a move away from PSG earlier this week. 

The Brazilian star has attracted interest from Chelsea as he enters his sixth year at Parc des Princes.

When asked about Neymar’s potential departure, Galtier said: “A team is always stronger with great players, and Neymar is one.

“I know where Neymar can be comfortable, whether it’s a little higher off the hook or in front of two midfielders.

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“I will adapt to the squad I have. We have to reduce it, but I want it to be as good as possible.

“What I want, by having an obviously very strong eleven, is that this eleven is at least as strong with the five possible changes.”

Galtier also commented on Kylian Mbappe, who ended speculations around his future by signing a new three-year deal at the club in May.

He added: “We are not going to make him bear all the responsibility, he is a 23-year-old boy who has a certain mastery.

“He knows what people are going to expect from him but there are also other players around.

“Kylian knows what he wants, knows where he wants to go, what he wants to do with his career, so he has that pressure.”