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Big Phil's Neymar To Barca Hint

Barcelona and Neymar are keeping their lips sealed regarding what many now believe is an imminent deal between them.

Over the weekend, Brazil boss ‘Big Phil’ Scolari predicted that Neymar would become an “idol” at Barca, alongside Lionel Messi.

He also said he has given Barca’s president, Sandro Rosell, a glowing character reference ahead of what could be a major money signing.

"The team he [Neymar] is closest to signing for, without a doubt, is Barcelona,” Scolari said, according to Soccernet.

“Barca will make a great signing with Neymar. He will be, along with Messi, one of the idols for the fans next season.”

 “As a sportsman he is an example,” Scolari added.

“I have spoken with Sandro Rosell about how he behaves in training, how he is as a person. And without doubt he is an exemplary sportsman.”

Barca, however, deny that a deal for Neymar is afoot.

“Maybe Scolari knows more than me,” the Spanish champions’ sporting director, Andoni Zubizarreta said as Barca celebrated their La Liga title.

“We talk about news when we have to. We have to congratulate those [players] that are here.”

Neymar meanwhile, was coy regarding his future on Sunday, after playing for Santos in a losing effort against Corinthians in the Campeonato Paulista.

"I am happy here, I do not know if I am going to die playing for Santos, but this was not my last game here,” he said in AS.

“I am happy here, and I have told you that many times, but you [journalists] do not believe it.”

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