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Barca want Neymar extension - agent

Neymar’s agent has confirmed Barcelona are looking to tie the Brazil captain down to a new contract.

Reports earlier this week suggested the Catalan club were seeking talks with the Neymar camp in a bid to extend his deal at Camp Nou to 2020.

And the player’s representative Wagner Ribeiro has backed that up, telling reporters in Brazil: “Of course Barcelona want to renew his contract. Until 2020? Yes.”

Neymar’s current contract runs until 2018 after he completed a hugely controversial move to La Liga in 2013.

The transfer saw Barcelona accused of tax fraud by Spanish authorities with former president Sandro Rosell resigning after claims he misappropriated money. Both Barca and Rosell have denied any wrongdoing.

On the pitch, Neymar has struggled to convince he was worth the hassle. His first season was disrupted by injury and a loss of form while his second, in partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, has seen Barca unable to break the stranglehold of Real Madrid.