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Neymar calms transfer speculations by ruling out Manchester United move

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Neymar dismisses link with Manchester United

Barcelona star attacker Neymar has ruled out a move to Manchester United despite reports linking him with a world-record move to Old Trafford. The Brazilian’s contract with FC Barcelona ends on the summer of 2018 and he confirmed his desire to remain with the club, as reported by Sky Sports.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu asserted that the Brazillian striker is ‘not for sale’ after inquiries were made by the Old Trafford outfit earlier this summer. United claimed to have the wage structure and transfer funds to make a world-record move possible for Neymar. The Red Devils were ready to prepare a deal worth £240 million to land the Blaugrana star at Old Trafford before the transfer window shuts on Tuesday.

Barca fans have nothing to worry about, says Neymar

The Brazillian striker confirmed his desire to stay with the Catalan club and said he’s happy with his current situation.

“When I hear things like that, I don't think about it. I hear them, but I'm totally at ease. I'm very happy at Barca and with my team-mates,"  

"Barca fans have nothing to worry about." according to Sky Sports.

Manchester United were gutted to lose out on the signing of Barcelona star Pedro, who was hijacked by their rivals Chelsea in the last minute despite being heavily linked to the 20time Premier League champions.

Neymar to be offered a new deal at Nou Camp

Amidst the speculation with moves linking the Brazillian to Old Trafford, Neymar is set to be offered a new-five-year deal at the Nou Camp to secure his long-term future. Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu dismissed the talks of a move away from Catalonia for the Barcelona striker and insisted that Neymar will remain with the club when he signs a new deal. The 23-year-old’s salary is officially set at £6.4 million net per season. 

Neymar played his first match of the season in a 1-0 La Liga victory over Malaga after recovering from mumps. Barcelona won the game, courtesy of a Thomas Vermaelen goal in the seventy-third minute. The Catalan club are now two points ahead of their rivals Real Madrid.

Neymar joined Barcelona from Santos in 2013 and helped the team to a treble-winning campaign in 2014/15 season, scoring 39 goals in all competitions. The Brazil International will be looking to replicate his fine form from last season. 

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