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The retired goalkeeper stated that he is in the dark over a potential move for the Brazilian superstar, but refused to rule out a transfer in the near future

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizaretta has refuted claims that the Catalans have already struck a deal with Santos for striker Neymar.

It was rumoured that in the Blaugrana's annual report, the youngster was listed as a recepient of a hefty €10 million bonus ahead of a even more lucrative agreement in the future.

The Brazilian club recently published a statement on their official website denying a deal with Barcelona, and the retired goalkeeper has dismissed the claims on the liga giants' part too.

"Neymar is Santos’ player. I do not know, I do not have a magic ball to see if he will play at Barca," Zubizaretta told Canal Plus.

"We have a lot of respect for Santos. I have not read the financial report, but I know that Neymar is Santos’ player and that’s all there is to say."

Barcelona rivals Real Madrid are also reportedly interested in acquiring the services of the Brazilian striker.