But, if the reports are accurate, the 21-year-old, whose current deal with Santos ends next year, will instead follow former Camp Nou coach Pep Guardiola to the Allianz Arena.
I have this information first hand. Neymar has signed for Bayern Munich. It's already a done deal.
I am not speculating here. This information is irrefutable. From August this year on, the player will be part of Bayern's squad.
Beating Barcelona to the signing of Neymar would represent a major coup for the Bundesliga side after a season of successes at home and abroad.
Bayern clinched the German title several weeks ago after opening up a 20-point lead on second-placed Borussia Dortmund.
Jupp Heynckes' team also defeated Barcelona 7-0 on aggregate in the Champions League semifinals to hammer out a message of intent across European football.
Bayern have refuted the claims, with a club spokesman saying "this is complete nonsense," but Neymar voiced his interest in Bayern in February (Daily Mail) and the German champions have previously been linked with an £86 million move for the player (Metro).
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