Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizaretta has refuted claims the Catalans have already struck a deal with Santos for striker Neymar.
It was rumoured that the youngster was listed in Barca’s annual report as the recipient of a hefty 10-million-euro bonus, ahead of an even more lucrative agreement in the future.
The Brazilian club recently published a statement on their official website denying a deal with Barcelona, and the retired goalkeeper has also dismissed the claims.
“Neymar is Santos’ player. I do not know, I do not have a magic ball to see if he will play at Barca,” Zubizaretta told Canal Plus.
“We have a lot of respect for Santos. I have not read the financial report, but I know that Neymar is Santos’ player and that’s all there is to say.”
Barcelona’s rivals Real Madrid are also reportedly interested in acquiring the services of the Brazilian striker.