The agent of Barcelona star Neymar has astonishingly claimed that “three big clubs” are chasing the forward this summer.
Wagner Ribeiro claims that a trio of teams would be willing to pay the whopping £157million release clause for Neymar – who is yet to sign a new deal at the Nou Camp.
Ribeiro was speaking on Brazilian radio station Radio Jovem Pan overnight.
He said: “Today there are three big clubs in the world who want to hire Neymar and pay the clause of €200million to Barcelona.”
The representative refused to give the name of those clubs when asked.
“I cannot say anything else, because it is a sensitive subject.”
Manchester United, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are three clubs with the financial clout and willingness to complete such a big deal.
The stunning claims come after months of speculation that Neymar is unhappy at Barcelona.
Neymar, 24, is yet to sign a new deal at the Nou Camp and is believed to be frustrated that Luis Suarez has replaced him as second fiddle to top dog Lionel Messi.
His wages – believed to be half of what Messi earns – are another bone of contention, while hounding from the Spanish tax authorities could see him quit the country.
However, the rumours could be an exaggeration from Ribeiro to secure his most high profile client a better deal at the Nou Camp.
According to Forbes, Neymar is the third highest paid footballer in the world, behind Messi and Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
Neymar only earns about half of his team-mate.
The forward scored 31 goals and added 20 assists as Luis Enrique won La Liga and the Copa del Rey.