Rio de Janeiro: Neymar has rejected the latest reports linking him with a move to Barcelona by insisting he has still not considered leaving Brazilian club Santos.
Last week Barcelona defender and Neymar's Brazil teammate Daniel Alves claimed the striker had already agreed to join the Catalan outfit after next year's World Cup.
"Daniel Alves is a good friend but if I say that (Lionel) Messi is coming to Santos, would you believe me?" Neymar was quoted as saying by Xinhua. "I appreciate what Daniel is saying but I am happy here."
According to Spanish media, Barcelona have made a down payment of 10 million euros for the starlet, whose contract with Santos expires in July next year.
Among the clubs jostling with Barcelona for the 21-year-old's signature are Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City.
In a thinly-veiled swipe at Alves, Neymar called for an end to speculation about his future.
"Those who say that I am ready to leave don't know anything about my life," he said.