Neymar
Neymar, 24, has come under criticism for his recent performances at BarcelonaGetty Images

Brazilian forward Neymar has his mind set on playing for Barcelona next season and will not listen to offers from other clubs in the summer, according to reports.

The 24-year-old, whose current deal ends in 2018, has been linked with Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. His buy-out clause is set at €190m (£150m).

Catalan daily Diario Sport reported that Neymar had instructed his father not to listen to offers in the coming months as he feels that Camp Nou is the best place for him to develop his game.

The Brazilian has come under criticism for a lull in form that saw him go without a goal for five straight matches – a sequence during which Barcelona won just once.

He returned to form by scoring late on in Barca's 8-0 thumping of Deportivo La Coruna on 20 April and also netted a penalty in the club's 6-0 win over Sporting Gijon at the weekend.

An online poll conducted by Diario Sport on 20 April revealed 60% of Barcelona supporters would be in favour of Neymar being sold in the summer.

'Only human'

Despite popular opinion seemingly turning against him, Sport said Neymar was close to signing a contract extension that would extend his stay in Catalonia by three years.

It claimed Barca were unconcerned by the Brazilian's dip in form and that they were willing to make him the second-best paid player at the club behind Lionel Messi.

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Neymar has scored 23 goals in 31 league appearances for Barcelona this seasonGetty Images

Meanwhile, former Barcelona midfielder Edgar Davids defended Neymar's recent performances, saying he was "only human".

"If you are Neymar or Messi or [Luis] Suarez, people expect every week back-to-back goals or brilliant performances," the Dutchman was quoted as saying by Marca.

"Let's be honest, they're human. [Neymar] did a fantastic job last season, and it's only human to have a little bit of a slump but it's still there for him to finish the season on top."