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The Brazilian starlet rejected reports about having a meeting with Barca but then was enigmatic as he hinted at talks between his father and the Catalan giants

Santos forward Neymar has stated that he did not hold talks with Barcelona on Tuesday.

Spanish sources had claimed that Raul Sanllehi, director of football for the Catalan giants, had met with Neymar in Barcelona, where the Brazilian sensation spent the day shooting a commercial for a sponsor.

Neymar has assured that he did not meet with any Barca official during the day, but could not guarantee that his father did the same after the 2011 Fifa Ballon d'Or gala in Zurich, which saw the 19-year-old receive the Fifa Puskas Award for the best goal of 2011.

"I did not meet with Barcelona," he told AS. "I keep being a player of Santos. It is possible that my father saw them in Zurich.

"[Daniel] Alves has said good things about Barca and Marcelo about Real Madrid. Each player defends their club."

The Santos star, who signed a new contract until 2015 in November, has committed his future to the Copa Libertadores holders until the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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