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Neymar 'very happy' at Barcelona

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Despite recent speculation, Neymar is happy to stay at Barcelona, according to the club's director of football Robert Fernandez.

Speaking to Marca following Sunday's 2-0 defeat of Levante, Fernandez played down recent rumours linking the Brazilian forward with a move away from the club.

Last week, Neymar's father revealed that Manchester United had failed to bring the 24-year-old to Old Trafford last summer with a world-record £140 million bid, whilst the forward himself has recently expressed his desire to play under Pep Guardiola at some point.

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However, Fernandez remains confident the Brazilian star is going nowhere anytime soon. He commented: "Neymar and his management are very happy and we are very relaxed.

"The club stands by the player. These things happen and we shouldn't dwell on it.

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"The important thing is that he is happy and that's something we can see in every game he plays."

Since arriving at the Camp Nou from Santos in the summer of 2013, Neymar has confirmed his world-class potential with a series of outstanding displays.

The 24-year-old recently finished third for the 2015 Ballon d'Or with his 39 goals in just 47 appearances last season, crucial in firing Barcelona to the treble in Luis Enrique's first season.

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Unsurprisingly, these performances have not gone unnoticed with United seemingly intent on bringing the forward to Old Trafford.

Under Ed Woodward and Louis van Gaal, the club has consistently targeted 'galactico' signings in attempts to reestablish their domestic supremacy, whilst fellow Brazilian Roberto Carlos has publicly expressed his belief that he can bring Neymar to Barcelona's biggest rivals, Real Madrid.

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