Santos deny reports Manchester United made a deadline day bid for Neymar.

The 20-year-old Samba sensation has long been linked with a switch to Spain, with Primera Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona prepared to battle it out for his signature.

Santos, though, insist they were never contacted by United with football director Felipe Faro telling Globo Esporte: "I have no idea where that came from, but it's not true."

Neymar's father, Neymar Santos, has also sought to distance his son from the reports. He said, with tongue firmly in cheek: "Neymar was sold two years ago but we are still here."