Barcelona star Neymar has told club officials he wants to remain at the Nou Camp, according to Mundo Deportivo. Rumours have linked Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and even Real Madrid with a stunning move for his services, but the Brazil star seems ready to snub the trio and sign a new deal with the Catalans.
The current La Liga champions have been negotiating with Neymar's father over a new deal for nearly a year. Earlier in 2016 it seemed as if everything was ready to be signed as soon as the club's new financial year began in July.
But in early June, Neymar's future came under scrutiny as Wagner Ribeiro, one of his agents, revealed three clubs were prepared to pay his client's €190m (£157m, $210m) release fee in full.
Mundo Deportivo later reported that PSG, Manchester United and Real Madrid had all sent representatives to Brazil to convince Neymar of the benefits of a move. Media sources claimed the player's future at Barcelona was 50/50, as the Ligue 1 billionaires had offered a stunning €30m-a-year (after tax) contract, while the Red Devils would also be able to vastly improve on the Nou Camp side's offer.
On 23 June, however, the Spanish publication reported a new story, suggesting Barcelona were confident Neymar would stay with the side after he held crisis talks with Barca club chief Raul Sanllehi.
Mundo Deportivo are now even more optimistic over Neymar's future, quoting a message he sent to officials that said: "I want to play for Barcelona."
Neymar Sr had already ruled out his son moving to Real Madrid over the weekend, while Spanish media suggested he was ready to snub the big-bucks offers of PSG and United to commit his future to Barcelona.
Reports suggest his desire to continue playing with close friends Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez was what led to the "sacrifice" of playing for a smaller amount of money.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is scheduled to hold a press conference on 30 June, but Mundo Deportivo believes that date may come too soon for any announcement over Neymar's renewal, as there are still some terms left to be ironed out.