Manchester United have been linked with a move for Neymar repeatedly over the past couple of seasons.

That speculation has intensified again recently but Jose Mourinho, speaking to ESPN, has claimed there’s not a chance of Barcelona allowing Neymar to leave the club.

It’s speculation. I always try to be objective and pragmatic with clubs and to ask them what they can give me. To ask for Neymar is absurd.

A club like Barcelona cannot and will not lose Neymar. Although Messi is still a young player with years ahead of him, he’s almost 30, and Neymar will be the great player of Barcelona post-Messi. So much that I think it [trying to sign Neymar] is like trying to break into a safe, impossible.