Neymar Jr. Not Interested In Real Madrid, Manchester United Transfers

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Feb 27, 2016 07:00 AM EST
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Neymar Jr. celebrates a goal in Barcelona's Champions League match against Arsenal."

Barcelona has been capitalizing off the best frontline in the sport with Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. All three players have contracts set to expire soon which means interest in growing from the Premier League for the star's to transfer. While Neymar's father and agent is making it clear that the Brazilian is not signed to a new contract from the club, he is also not interested in transferring.

Both Real Madrid and Manchester United have offered big money to Neymar to transfer from Barcelona, according to his father, Neymar Sr., via The Mirror. Neymar's father has told the media that offers are coming in for his son, but only Barcelona interest's the star. The two sides have been trying to work out a contract extension as Neymar's deal expires in 2018. 

"[Madrid] have not contacted us," Neymar Sr. said. "And the club has not spoken with them either. This is speculation, we have been living with this since Neymar was 16. Now we have more experience and we must wait until May or June. Neymar is very happy at Barcelona, the fans should be relaxed." 

Neymar and Barcelona reportedly agreed to a new five-year contract extension that would make the striker the second-highest paid player in the league, according to ESPN Brazil. However, Neymar's father denied the idea that the two sides had come to an agreement. Neymar could easily opt to sign elsewhere in the coming years if he felt pressure from the Premier League to depart. For now, the star is denying the idea that he is interested in moving on.

"There is debate with it all -- the renewal and everything -- I am very happy in Barcelona, I have almost everything," Neymar said, via "I have happiness and health. It is difficult to leave here because I have found a great city, a great club, some players from another planet and for me it's difficult but we have to see everything. These are things that make it difficult to decide but we must be calm because I still have years at the club."

The friendship between Neymar, Messi and Suarez has paid off for Barcelona. While some believe that connection is not necessary for success on the field, Messi told the media that the friendship between the three players is playing a big role in the wins this season. It could also play a big role in whether or not all three sign new contracts with Barcelona moving forward.

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