Barcelona directors are raising fresh doubts over closing a 2013 deal for Santos star Neymar. While Barca coach Tito Vilanova would welcome the exciting Brazilian next year, Punto Pelota says club chiefs are more hesitant.

They believe Neymar may be too focused on the 2014 World Cup, which will be hosted by Brazil, to give his all next season and also question where they can fit the winger in Vilanova's line-up.

There is also talk of Barca going in a new direction for an attacking signing, with Athletic Bilbao centre-forward Fernando Llorente being discussed at board level.