Settled Neymar frustrates Man City and Chelsea by insisting he's happy at Santos
06:33 GMT, 27 December 2012
Neymar has dashed the hopes of Europe's elite by insisting he will not leave Santos in the January transfer window.
The 20-year-old has been linked with
Barclays Premier League sides Manchester City and Chelsea and Spanish
giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
But the Brazil star says he is happy at Santos and that it is not the right time to leave.
Settled: Neymar is happy at Santos and wants to concentrate on life in Brazil
He told TV Bandeirantes: 'I am happy at Santos, with my family, son, friends, so it's not the moment to leave.
'That moment will come because I have the dream of playing in Europe since I was a kid, but that moment hasn't come yet.
'Today, I don't see myself playing for any other team [than Santos].'
Last week Man City's director of
football Txiki Begiristain flew to South America to discuss a possible
move for the Brazil international.
Neymar enjoys playing for his country
and some believe he will not leave Santos until after the 2014 World
Cup, which is being hosted in his country.
In summer 2013 Brazil participate in the Confederation Cup and he is determined to make an impact.
'I would be lying if I said I am not thinking about the Confederations Cup,' he explained.
'I had two opportunities to play
competitions for the national team, one in the Olympics and another in
the Copa America, and I feel I am even more prepared now.
'I am very eager and I hope I will do a good job so we can win the title.'