Neymar will remain at Barcelona for life, according to the club’s technical director Roberto Fernandez.
Neymar, 23, underlined his status as one of the best players in his team last season when he scored 43 goals in all competitions as Barcelona won the Primera Division, Copa del Rey and Champions League.
He is tied to the European champions until June 2018 but was linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer — and later confirmed to ESPN Brasil that he had contact with the English club — while agent Wagner Ribeiro recently suggested he could end his career at Real Madrid.
However, Barca have said they intend to hand the Brazil international with a new and improved deal that would reportedly make the player the second highest paid at the club after Lionel Messi.
Marca has now quoted Fernandez as saying: “We are currently working on Neymar’s contract extension and I don’t think there will be any type of problem.
“I have no doubt in my mind that Neymar will spend the rest of his life at Barcelona.”
Neymar, who joined Barca from Santos in 2013, has been even more important this season with Messi having been sidelined for a couple of months because of a knee injury.