Neymar's proposed transfer to Barcelona has reportedly hit a snag, which will seemingly boost both Chelsea and Manchester United in their respective pursuits of the Brazilian star.
Barcelona has appeared to be the most likely destination for Neymar for some time, despite the reported interest of Chelsea and Manchester United, but a transfer to the Camp Nou for the 20-year-old now appears to be in doubt.
According to Punto Pelonta, Barcelona directors are beginning to question whether a formal approach should be made for Neymar during the summer transfer window, with club chiefs questioning the forward's focus in the build-up to the 2014 World Cup.
There are also reportedly doubts in the Barcelona hierarchy about where Neymar would fit in Tito Vilanova's Camp Nou side, with a Lionel Messi inspired Barca revitalised under their new manager.
Manchester United, meanwhile, were reported to have made an attempt to bring Neymar to Old Trafford on the final day of the 2012 summer transfer window as Sir Alex Ferguson scoured the market for last-minute reinforcements.