​Spokesperson for the Barcelona board Josep Vives has quashed rumours of an extraordinary return to the club for Neymar, reports ​MARCA

The Brazilian superstar only left the club in the summer to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record £198m fee, going on to score 29 goals in 30 games for the Parisian club this season.

Despite being in France for less that a year, the likes of ​Ivan Rakatic and most recently ​Philippe Coutinho suggesting they would welcome back the former Santos man, Vives has poured cold water on any potential reunion.

Vives said: "We are not aware of Neymar wanting to return to Barcelona. The Brazilian was a player who left the club and we wished him luck at the time of his departure.

"Since then, nothing else has happened. We aren't going to enter into a hypothetical debate about what someone says about a player that isn't one of our own."

Barcelona have coped extremely well following the departure of Neymar, currently holding an eight point lead at the top of La Liga, a Champions League last 16 tie second-leg against Chelsea and a Copa del Rey final against Sevilla next month.

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Neymar meanwhile has been sidelined with a metatarsal and ankle injury sustained in February against Marseille.

The forward has since gone on to have a successful surgery in his homeland and hopes to fit in time to represent Brazil at the World Cup this summer.