Barca eye Neymar deal

Barcelona could face stiff competition for the player

Neymar: The Santos man celbrates his stunning free-kick for Brazil agains Belarus in London 2012 with Chelsea new-boy Oscar

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Neymar has emerged as a transfer target for Spanish giants Barcelona after catching the eye at London 2012.

The 20-year-old fired Brazil into the quarter-finals of the Olympic competition by scoring one goal and setting up two more in their 3-1 win over Belarus despite going behind.

The Santos star stole the show with a stunning 25-yard free-kick either side of providing the ammunition for Alexandre Pato and Chelsea new-boy Oscar to seal the win.

And Barcelona vice-president Jose Maria Bartomeu says the club will step up their efforts to lure the exciting forward to Europe.

"Neymar? We would like to see him joining after the Olympics," he said. "If he decides to come to Europe then we will try to make it Barca."