Barcelona president Sandro Rosell hints at Neymar signing in 2014

The Champions League holders will attempt to land the Brazilian in 2014 as the 19-year-old does not want to switch clubs before the expiry of his contract
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has hinted that the Blaugrana may try to secure the services of Santos star Neymar in 2014.

The Camp Nou outfit have been credited with an interest in the 19-year-old sensation since the summer, along with arch rivals Real Madrid.

Neymar has always said that he will not leave Santos before the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and his new contract was made official on Friday.

"After 2014, when his contract expires, we will see," Rosell told COM Radio. "That is when he wants to take the next step.

"Neymar is a long-term affair. Then we will talk."

The Barca chief then stated he will not have the traditional lunch with Madrid president Florentino Perez on Wednesday, when the two clubs meet in the Copa del Rey.

"It would be too much, it is better this way," Rosell explained. "We will meet at the Bernabeu to have a glass of cava and wish each other a happy new year."

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