The world record deal Paris Saint-Germain are working on to land Neymar could eventually top an astronomical £450 million, SportsMail has reported.
PSG are hoping to snare Neymar aware from Barcelona this summer and need to part with €222 million (£197 million) to trigger his release clause.
The French club are discussing how best to finance what would prove the most eye-watering transfer in history and would need to spread certain payments over a proposed six-year contract.
Neymar would earn more than £500,000 a week if he linked up with fellow Brazil team mates Dani Alves and Thiago Silva.
That looked like moving a step closer yesterday, with the Catalans increasingly pessimistic about one third of their devastating attacking trio departing for a fresh challenge.
It is understood the 26-year-old’s father, Neymar Snr, can expect to pocket an initial commission in the region of £36 million.
There is the prospect of Neymar Snr earning 15 percent of his son’s annual salary, which stands at around £27 million.
He held talks with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Saturday, with Neymar scoring twice against Juventus and back in training in New Jersey yesterday.
Bartomeu headed back to Spain and is thought to be returning to the US on July 27, just before the friendly against Real Madrid in Miami.
Barcelona’s stars, including Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, are said to have been attempting to convince Neymar to remain at the Nou Camp.