Barcelona forward Neymar has refused to deny reports that Manchester City are preparing a January raid for his services.
AS claimed on Monday that the Premier League giants were ready to use some of their €400m cash injection from Chinese consortium CMC on the attacker, who has yet to agree a renewal with La Blaugrana, despite his contract not expiring until 2018.
“I’m optimistic [about the renewal]. We’re talking,” he told AS.
“[On joining Man City if Pep Guardiola becomes their manager], no, not this.
“I don’t know, life is long [on leaving Barca one day], neither do I know [if I’ll leave now].”