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Neymar denies Bayern talk

February 11, 2013
By ESPN staff

GettyImagesNeymar will remain in Brazil until 2014

Santos starlet Neymar has dismissed speculation in the German press that he has spoken to Brazil team-mate Dante about a move to Bayern Munich.

Neymar, 21, has been linked to most of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea and Bayern. However, the forward has repeatedly stated his desire to remain in his homeland until after the 2014 World Cup.

Following his appearance in Brazil’s 2-1 defeat to England at Wembley last week, Neymar was said to have approached Dante regarding a summer move to Germany.

But upon his arrival in Brazil, Neymar brushed aside the reports, telling Kicker: "No, no, we have not spoken."

Neymar recently revealed he has not ruled out Bayern Munich as a potential destination for the 2014-15 season.