Neymar has been attracting interest from all corners of the footballing world, and has reportedly confirmed that Manchester City are trying to sign him.

The Brazilian who was nominated as one of the players for the FIFA Ballon da Or award, has been having a fantastic season with FC Barcelona sitting pretty at the top of La Liga.

Having already scored 16 goals from 19 games so far, Neymar seems to be well on his way to another big haul by the time this season ends.

Also,he has already won a major piece of silverware this season with his club, lifting the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan earlier this month. While the Brazilian was given a brief break to spend his Christmas with his family, he returned to the Catalan city ahead of the La Liga clash against Real Betis on Wednesday.

The Brazilian star was confronted by a hoard of journalists on his return to Barcelona and was asked about Manchester Citya s interest in him. According to the Daily Mirror, Neymar confirmed the fact that Manuel Pellegrinia s side is interested in having him play for them and are trying to sign him.

Neymar has not committed to Barca

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With just two and a half years to go on his contract, Neymar does not have much time left at the Catalan club. This seems to have gotten the vultures roaming above his head.

Asked about his future at the Catalan club, Neymar did not wish to reveal much and only responded by saying, “I don’t know, life is long.”

However the club authorities seem to be confident that an extension would soon be arranged, as they believe that the player himself is keen on staying at FC Barcelona.