Josep Maria Bartomeu wants the forward to arrive at Camp Nou once Brazil's quest for gold in London is over, as the Blaugrana continue to keep tabs on the Santos ace's availability
Catalunya has repeatedly been suggested as the likeliest destination for the Santos forward, who is currently away on international duty with Brazil in their quest for a gold medal at London 2012.
The Blaugrana supremo has now confirmed the side's interest in the 20-year-old and admitted that, in an ideal world, Neymar would arrive at Camp Nou after the summer showpiece event.
"We would all like Neymar to come after the Olympics," Bartomeu told Barca supporters' groups in Morocco ahead of Saturday's friendly with Raja Casablanca.
"He is a Santos player [at the moment] but I am sure Neymar will come to Europe in the future, and when that moment arrives we will be attentive so he can sign for Barcelona."
Kick-off between the two outfits has been scheduled for 00:30BST.