Father of Santos' Neymar denies Barcelona agreement

Neymar da Silva Santos gave no credence to reports linking his son with a move to Camp Nou, while saying that the teenager is still represented by the same agent
Santos ace Neymar has not reached any sort of agreement with Barcelona, insists the player's father.

A report in Estado de Sao Paulo on Saturday claimed that the Brazil international had parted company with his agent Wagner Ribeiro and that he has agreed to join the Spanish and European champions.

This suggestion has already been denied by Santos president Luis Alvaro, and Neymar's father has now backed the Brazilian club's supremo.

"There is no pre-contract, nothing," Neymar da Silva Santos told ESPN Brazil. "He [Neymar] has the Club World Cup for Santos ahead of him.

"Those are just speculations, we already said this during the transfer window. I am surprised. All these news about Neymar have emerged since he was 13."

Neymar senior stressed that the 19-year-old is represented by Ribeiro and said: "Wagner is still the agent of Neymar, who remains my son. Nothing has changed."