Barcelona will sit down with Neymar’s advisors before the end of the year to discuss a new five-year contract that will see his buyout clause increase to €250million (£182m) in line with Lionel Messi’s.

The discussions were planned at the end of last season by president Josep Bartomeu before he stood down for the club elections that he then won in July.

The player’s current deal runs until 2018 and the club want him to sign a new contract before the end of this season that will tie him down until 2021. His salary is officially set at €8.8m (£6.4m) net per season but Barcelona are still in court over the accusation that they structured his transfer from Santos in such a way as to top up his earnings while avoiding income tax.

The club paid a sum of €40m (£29.2m) to his parent’s company N&N as a penalty for signing him one year ahead of the pre-agreed date but are accused of using this as a form of disguised salary – €8m (£5.8m) for each of the five years of his first contract.

Barcelona have always planned to increase Neymar’s earnings in his third year at the club and they are likely to position him closer to Messi who earns €20m (£14.6m) net.

On the pitch the 23-year-old has been a phenomenal success scoring 39 goals last season in a Barca front three that, with Messi and Luis Suarez, scored 122 goals. The club won the Treble and Neymar also scored in the Champions League final.

He has also settled in off the field moving his four-year-old son Davi Lucca to Barcelona from Brazil. The boy’s mother Carol Dantas has brought her son to Catalonia so that he does not have to travel back and forth from South America to see his father.

Davi Lucca is understood to have been registered in one of the city’s schools and on Monday his family and the families of Messi and Suarez attended his fourth birthday party. All three Barcelona forwards have sons of a similar age.

Neymar has now recovered from adult mumps and is in full training but Saturday’s home game against Malaga could still be too soon for him to return.

If Luis Enrique leaves him out at the weekend he could have a further two weeks to recover because of the break for internationals.