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A report in Brazil claims the Camp Nou club have not given up their chase of the sought-after player despite denials from South America of a deal being in place

A delegation of Barcelona directors are expected to arrive in Brazil on Friday as they continue their pursuit of Santos forward Neymar. reports a meeting is scheduled between Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro and representatives from the Spanish club.

Barcelona's mission is to find a definitive agreement with the Brazilian outfit over a transfer.

The Catalan club are willing to wait for the in-demand forward, who stayed at Santos in the summer in order to participate in December's Club World Cup, in which he may come up against European champions Barca.

Real Madrid are also interested in the 19-year-old and it is believed the capital club have signed a pre-contract with the player.

Officially Santos have always denied they have an agreement with either Spanish side
, while Neymar recently said he did not want to be involved in a transfer "war" after learning of the interest in him.

The Brazil international has a contract until August 2015, but has a release clause of €45 million.