Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has issued a "no comment" response to Manchester United's alleged interest in signing Neymar after the Brazilian star admitted talks were held with the Premier League outfit in the transfer window. Speaking ahead of Barca's game against Las Palmas, the gaffer said he only cares about what the player does on the pitch.
Brazilian publication Globo Esporte reported in August that Louis van Gaal were launching a €190m (£140m, $218m) bid to make Neymar their marquee signing, smashing the word transfer record set by Gareth Bale's £81m move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid. The Guardian later added to speculation by claiming that the former Santos star was open to the move, despite being a hit among Barcelona's fans and good friends with Lionel Messi.
Neymar himself confirmed the speculation in an interview with ESPN Brazil, confirming he had conversations over a move to Old Trafford but claiming there was never a formal offer made.
"We had conversations, but there was nothing concrete, I heard that there were offers, but none made it to me," Neymar reported.
Asked about Neymar's words, Enrique said, as quoted by AS: "I won't comment on that. I couldn't care less about those kind of rumours."
The father and agent of Neymar also recently confirmed that he was happy at the Nou Camp and wanted to stay at the La Liga behemoths for a long time.
"People can be calm. Neymar is going to stay at Barcelona," he said to Cuatro earlier this month. "We don't need to agree a new deal with Barcelona because he still has three years on his contract. It is not necessary that the club offer him a renewal."