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Luis Enrique refuses to deny Manchester United bid for Neymar

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Barcelona boss has refused to entertain questioning about Manchester United's interest in Neymar, and wouldn't be drawn on whether the Premier League giants had made a bid for the Brazilian. 

Manchester United are pushing to make a major signing before the summer transfer window closes, with Neymar emerging as the latest name on their list.

Boss Louis van Gaal is said to be keen on making a move, while Ed Woodward was in Barcelona last week - reportedly to discuss a deal for Pedro, but also to make an enquiry about Neymar.

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The Catalan club are highly unlikely to sell up one of their prized assets so soon after he helped them claim a historic treble last season - however that won't stop Manchester United offering a record fee to prise him away.

Speaking after Barcelona's 1-0 season opener against Athletic Bilbao last night, Enrique faced questioning about Manchester United's interest in Neymar.

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However he shot down speculation, and wouldn't elaborate when quizzed over a potential bid from the Red Devils.

"Talking about Neymar and other clubs doesn't interest me,' the Spaniard said. 'I don't talk about rumours. I focus on what happens in my team."

Deal

Manchester United have struggled to land a major deal this summer, despite Van Gaal admitting his side were short of speed and 'creativity'. Having turned down a move for Pedro he was forced to watch on as the Spaniard scored and provided an assist in Chelsea's 3-2 win over West Brom yesterday.

The likes of Gareth Bale, Edinson Cavani and Thomas Muller have all been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, but as it stands none of those deals will happen.

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