Neymar 'To Go On Trial For Alleged Corruption and Fraud'

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is reportedly set to go on trial for alleged corruption in his contract with former club Barcelona - one month before the start of Brazil's World Cup campaign in Qatar. 

Neymar's move from Santos to the Spanish giants in 2013 has been the subject of protracted legal wrangling that will finally reach a Barcelona court on October 17.

The Brazilian, 30, and former Barcelona presidents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu will be tried for alleged corruption and fraud in the case, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais. The trial is due to conclude on October 31.

Prosecutors are seeking two years in prison for Neymar and a fine of £8.4million.

The trial follows a complaint filed seven years ago by DIS - a Brazilian company which focuses on the football market.

In a complex case, the company, which owned 40 per cent of Neymar's 'federative rights' when he was at Santos, claims they were defrauded by the Brazilian, his family and Barcelona.