Barcelona technical director Robert Fernandez has revealed that the club are planning to open contract talks with Brazilian forward Neymar.
Man United had been linked with a move for Neymar this summer, with some rumours suggesting that he was the subject of a bid worth more than £100m.
However, the player’s agent rubbished the claims and indicated that his long-term future is in Spain.
Fernandez insisted Barcelona are “calm” about the player’s current deal and will begin negotiations over a new one soon.
“It’s an issue that we will solve soon. We’ll talk with the father. We are very calm because everything that the player and his people convey, is that they want a continuation. And we want to continue. We must find a formula so that everyone win,” Fernandez said.
“I will not start on the years and the amounts, or whether he will be the second highest paid because those are issues that the board should evaluate.”
The rumours surrounding Neymar and United came from nowhere but it’s safe to say he won’t be playing at Old Trafford anytime soon. Neymar, along with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, is part of one of the most deadly attacking trios in the world and it is doubtful that he would want to swap that for a team currently in transition.