Barcelona chief Susana Monje has told any potential suitors for Neymar that the Brazilian's departure from the Nou Camp this summer is not a topic for discussion, despite recurrent reports linking the star with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. The club's financial vice president added that Barcelona have the resources to bolster their squad with new signings ahead of next season, revealing a budget close to €600m (£461m, $676m).
Barcelona have repeatedly insisted in recent months that Neymar's long-term future is the club, planning on a new deal committing him to the side to be signed over the summer. However, delays in the deal being inked have led to speculations regarding a move away.
Last week Wagner Ribeiro, one of Neymar's agents, said there are three clubs ready to meet his client's full£148.8m release clause to lure him away from Barcelona.
Mundo Deportivo later claimed that the Catalans were concerned over the situation after it emerged that PSG have offered him a stunning €50m-a-year salary to lure him to Ligue 1, while Barcelona are offering just half of that figure.
The Spanish publication, earlier this week, added that the Ligue 1 side, Manchester United and Real Madrid have sent representatives to Brazil to convince Neymar to snub Barcelona's proposal, suggesting there was only a 50% chance of the player staying with the Nou Camp outfit.
But Monje has now send a message to those sides, declaring that Neymar is going nowhere.
"The renewal of Neymar is a sports issue that's not within the economic sphere. [Neymar's departure is] a scenario we are not contemplating," the Barcelona chief said during a press conference, as quoted by Sport.
There had been suggestions that Barcelona may be forced to part ways with some of their stars due to the club's economic situation. In January they could not afford to pay the €18m release clause of Nolito as the club's economic statutes state that any board that allows Ebitda (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation) multiplied by two to exceed the club's overall debt must stand down.
Monje, however, says that Barcelona's economic situation is enviable and the club will not just to hold on their biggest stars, but also make new additions to the squad during the coming transfer window.
"The level of spending on wages are under our control. Last year it was 73% of the total turnover [of the club] as a result of the treble and premiums and transfers due to Fifa sanctions," she added. "The idea is to place the ratio between 55% and 70%. There is room to have not only two or three of the best players in the world, but also twelve, thirteen or fourteen."
"We've spoken many times [before] that we have to sign [players], we know how far we can go if the club needs it but I won't mention a specific amount."