Barcelona to rebuff Man Utd interest by offering Neymar bumper new deal

The Brazilian has attracted interest from Old Trafford in the last few days, but the Catalans have no intention of selling and the 23-year-old is set for a lucrative new contract

Barcelona to rebuff Man Utd interest by offering Neymar bumper new deal

Barcelona are to offer Manchester United target Neymar a new contract and pay rise to end summer speculation and secure the forward’s long-term future, Goal understands.

United made an enquiry about the Brazilian in their negotiations to try and sign Pedro, but Barca are not considering a sale and will make Neymar the club’s best-paid player after Lionel Messi, who takes home around €22 million per year after tax, to tie the player down until 2020.

The 23-year-old’s current contract expires in 2018 and former president Sandro Rosell promised the Brazilian he would be offered a new deal in 2016.

Rosell resigned in January last year due to controversy over how the player’s move from Santos was paid for, but his successor Josep Maria Bartomeu – who took over and was elected again in July – is set to offer the renewal ahead of schedule after United’s recent interest.

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