Santos coach Muricy Ramalho fears the local media is driving Neymar out of Europe.

With Barcelona and Real Madrid waiting to pounce, there's a growing belief at Santos that Neymar will leave for Europe this summer.

Ramalho snapped: "I think he's already tired of Brazilian football. I'm always urging him to stay, because we have no one else. Nothing stands still, but it's not fair that they are always so on top of him.

"What about his hair? His bride? They are aggressive in that sense and I think it should be the other way around, we should encourage him.

"At first he did not know whether would he play in Europe, because there are 300 like him. That was my fear. But now everything is different and I'm sick of hearing all these gossip reports."