Neymar's father insists son will not leave Santos in January

Family member has attempted to quell speculation about the young forward's possible departure from the Brazilian club by vowing that he will remain for the forseeable future
The father of Brazilian attacker Neymar has reiterated the stance that his son will not be leaving Santos in the near future.

Speculation surrounding the 19-year-old's future has recently boomed despite the transfer window closing, with Barcelona and Real Madrid reportedly heading the queue for his signature, but his father has publicly claimed the No. 11 will be staying put indefinitely.

"Nothing has changed, and the project remains the same as last year," the father told Lancenet. "Santos decided not to sell Neymar and so that's it [as far as I'm concerned].

His comments come hot on the heels of Monday's, when he demanded the Brazilian outfit publicly announce their position on the saga that has transpired throughout the summer.

The website also claims the decision to retain Neymar has already been taken, but will only be ratified once his father returns from Argentina, where he is travelling to on Tuesday Talks involving him, his son and the club will resume during the week, as an agreement is expected to be made official on Friday.

Santos president Luis Alvaro has already shared dialogue with the family member, where they reportedly went over several points, such as the starlet's salary, contract length and release clause; none of which have changed at any time over the course of the past year.

Neymar's current deal expires in 2015, meaning any interested party would have to meet 45 million which will enable him to leave the club.