'Barca not affected by Neymar rumours'

Ligue 1

FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde insists his side are not affected by the on-going rumours with Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar.

With the European transfer window only slamming shut on 2 September, the Brazilian continues to be linked with an exit at PSG.

The Catalan have loaned out Philippe Coutinho, although the club have already spent big on bringing in Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.

It remains to be seen if Barcelona will make a move for the Brazilian forward in the next couple weeks, but Valverde insists the rumours are something the team is used to.

"Every time a market window gets open there's a big expectation and players like Neymar awake a big expectation as well,” Valverde said.
“What is happening is anything but boring, but he is a PSG player and we must focus on the game.
"We are used to living with these rumours. If they affected us, it would be impossible to play the games.
“This is a habitual thing here and it doesn't look extraordinary to me. We are used to it and we must live with that."