Santos: Neymar not going anywhere
Despite stating earlier in the week that five clubs had indicated they were willing to match the player's release clause, De Oliveira has now changed tack and claims the 19-year-old will stay regardless and spearhead their challenge in December's FIFA Club World Cup.
In a statement, he said: "In light of continuous speculation in the national and international press about the future of our player, I feel obliged to communicate the departure of Neymar is non-negotiable.
"Neymar is a media phenomenon known throughout the world. His talent for brilliant moves on the field is proportional to his charisma." Oliveira made a personal promise to the Santos fans that their star man will not be leaving the Copa Libertadores champions.
He said: "The fans love Neymar, not only how he plays, but for his human qualities. That love is shared by millions of other Brazilians who admire him regardless of the club to which he belongs.
"In any case, the response of Santos is that we are not yet considering any offer for his transfer. Neymar will return to Santos [after the Copa America] and we will make efforts to retain and keep him happy for many years."