Following the news Pep Guardiola will take charge of Bayern Munich from next season, a report in Friday's edition of AS suggested the young forward could join the former Barcelona boss in Bavaria.

However, although he has the utmost respect for the 41-year-old, Neymar insisted he is not in a rush to realise his European ambitions and wants to continue his development with the Peixe.

"He (Guardiola) is a great coach, one of the best in the world, and yes, I have a desire to one day work with him, as with the other great coaches (in world football)," he told reporters.

"But I will say it again: I want to carry on playing for Santos. I'm happy here."

The 20-year-old, who recently denied that he had agreed a deal to join Barca either in the summer or next year, has a release clause of 70 million euros.