Barcelona president quashes rumours linking Neymar with a move to Old Trafford.


Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has quashed rumours linking Neymar with a world-record transfer move to Manchester United, saying they will soon offer the Brazil star a contract extension.

Various tabloids in England say the Red Devils are set to spend £240million to secure the services of the 23-year-old – who joined the La Liga champions back in 2013 - but Bartomeu says there's no way that will be happening.

"Those are just rumours and what people write but there is nothing to it," Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu told Catalunya Radio.

"Neymar is happy at Barca. We don't want Neymar to leave at all.

"He is a young player that has an international football projection above the norm. He has helped us a lot in our recent successes.

"In a few months' time we will discuss his contract extension as he has three years left on his current deal.

"We want him to stay for many years, three, five, 10 or even 15 years more with us."