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Neymar Denies Barcelona Meeting

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Santos forward Neymar has denied that he has met with Barcelona chiefs over a proposed move ahead of the summer transfer window, Sky Sports reports.

Yesterday the Brazilian club’s chairman Odilio Rodrigues claimed that he had reluctantly agreed to sanction a move to the Catalan giants after the 21-year-old had reportedly admitted that he wanted to try his luck in Spain.

Barcelona’s director of football, Raul Sanheli, has travelled to Brazil to meet with Santos as negotiations continue, but Neymar has confessed that he has stayed clear of the meetings.

“The truth is that I haven’t met Raul Sanheli, I was totally focused in the final of the Paulista Championship,” he said.

“I have a full agenda of matches to play so I am far away from it all. My father is in charge of negotiations.

“I am very happy with what is happening in my life. My future? I think that everything is going to be right.”

He has just a year remaining on his current deal and has said that he has found the criticism surrounding his future difficult to deal with.

“There are always two ways of looking at a situation. When I renewed my contract on 2011, everyone was delighted. I signed until 2014, but now we are near the end of that I am being criticized by people saying I had thought about this since I first signed.

“We are being accused of being bad people, this is not fair. We are going to do my departure in the best possible way.”

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