Barcelona's Neymar confirms interest from Manchester City

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Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar has confirmed that both he and the club are aware of interest from English giants Manchester City, according to Sky Sports.

Neymar is currently in talks with the Catalonians over a new contract but has also been linked with a move away from Spain due ongoing tax issues.

And now, reports have emerged from Spanish news outlet AS claiming the Brazilian is well aware of interest in him from various clubs.


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When asked if he was aware of interest from the Citizens, Neymar replied: "Yes, yes."

The forward was also asked about the possibility of ever leaving Barcelona, to which he said: "I don't know, life is long."

Neymar was also the subject of a world-record bid from City's local rivals Manchester United last summer - a bid that Barcelona quickly rejected.

The 23-year-old's contract is said to include a £140 million release clause which, although staggering, could certainly be met by both Manchester sides were they to seriously pursue the player.

Barcelona remain keen for Neymar to sign a new deal, bringing his release clause in line with fellow world-class stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. All contracts in Spain must include a buy-out clause in order to meet regulation.

The forward has been in sensational form for Barcelona this season, scoring an impressive 14 La Liga goals in 13 appearances and helping cover up for the absence of Messi.

Since the Argentine's return, Neymar, Messi and Uruguayan Luis Suarez have formed a deadly attacking trio which sees them top Spain's top flight, ahead of Atletico Madrid on goal difference.

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