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Barcelona are not in Neymar or Lautaro Martinez talks, says Javier Tebas

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La Liga’s president has played down the rumors

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La Liga president Javier Tebas says Barcelona are not currently in negotiations for Neymar or Lautaro Martinez and believes that currently it’s “completely impossible” for the Spanish champions to buy the duo.

Speculation continues to rage that Barcelona will bring in the two attackers during the summer transfer window, but Tebas is having absolutely none of it.

“It’s not true that Barca are currently in negotiation processes in the signing of these two players,” he said.

“They are most focused on when the season can resume as opposed to new acquisitions. There will be swap deals in the short-term future, but transfers are not high on the priority of European clubs at present.

“They want to limit the damage caused by the halt in activity, but everything is still on hold. No Neymar nor Lautaro, these names are not high on the priority list at present for Barca.

“The club at present don’t have the capacity to make these signings, at present it’s completely impossible.”

Source | Goal

Tebas was speaking at the Adea Connecta forum on Friday where he also said there would be promotions and relegations even if the league season in Spain was unable to be completed.