Cules should facepalm if Sandro Rosell goes to Santos on his knees and says: "name a price for Neymar."
The Santos forward has good rapport with Lionel Messi (from RAC-1 via Goal.com); is constantly talking to Dani Alves about moving to Catalonia (via ESPN FC's Dermot Corrigan); once named the club as the best in the world (from Peter Stebbings at the AFP)—oh, I wonder which team Neymar fancies?
Why should Barcelona spend €50 million+ on a footballer that desperately wants to play for them?
Just look into Santos' situation and you'll find out that they are hedging their bet on Neymar being sold—don't play ball, Rosell.
(From Tiago Maranhao via Vogue.it):
Every month, over one million euros flow into a Santander account. The sum is administered personally by one of the vice presidents of the bank. This money is from the salary of Neymar and the proceeds from the eleven contracts he has signed with sponsors.
According to France Football (per Paulo Freitas at Samba Foot), Neymar earns approximately €20 million per annum, making him the fifth highest paid footballer on the planet.
One word: unsustainable.
Neymar's father revealed last December (from Lancenet via Sky Sports): "He wants to play in Europe. We reduced his contract [with Santos] from 2015 to 2014 so that he can play there."
Barca, keep calm and carry on counting the days till you can sign Neymar on a free transfer.
Brazil's most exciting prospect signing for a European club under the Bosman ruling—sound familiar?
Here, I'll refresh your memory (from Sky Sports' Football's Greatest via YouTube):
Suddenly the kid from Vila Nova was a star. But, perhaps he had outgrown his southern Brazilian origins.
When Paris Saint-Germain expressed an interest, Ronaldinho had to go.
The fans turned on their hero when they learned he had signed for PSG on a free transfer, taking advantage of the Bosman law .
The love affair between Ronaldinho and his hometown club [Gremio] was over.
 (From Jethro Soutar's Ronaldinho: Football's Flamboyant Maestro via Google Books):
Gremio were outraged: given that they had drawn up his first contract years before the new law [Bosman] had even been mooted ... it was outrageous that they could invest so much money and energy into a player only for him to be stolen from them just as they were ready to reap their rewards from him.
They demanded compensation for the investment made in training the athlete. Gremio took their case to the courts to try and prevent him from being allowed to move to France.
So long as there was a legal process against him in motion, Ronaldinho was forbidden from playing.
Finally, in February 2002, a full year after Ronaldinho had left Gremio, it was resolved that PSG would pay Gremio £2.2 million, as well as five percent of any future transfer fee PSG may receive.