Chelsea Transfer News: Blues Miss Out On £40m Target

By on November 11, 2011

Neymar has extended his contract at Santos until 2014 and has committed his future to the Brazilian club.

Neymar is wanted by Chelsea although Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona were thought to be leading the chase for the 19-year-old’s signature.  Despite rumours suggested the gifted striker would move to Europe next summer for a fee thought to be around £40million, the Brazilian insists his future lies with Santos.

“I’m one of the fans, I love to play for Santos and the happiness of being in my country,” Neymar said at a press conference at which he was flanked by his father and Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro.

“I’m a player who is making history in Santos. I’m glad to represent Santos and Brazil. I can only thank God for putting wonderful people on the path of my life.

“Here is where I’m happy and here is where I want to stay. I’ve always said that happiness would play a significant role in my decision.”

Asked about his future after the World Cup, Neymar insisted that he could not see beyond Santos.

“I do not see myself leaving Santos,” he said. “I plan to stay here a long time.”

Ribeiro believes Brazil will be “a happier country” knowing that Neymar is staying at one of its biggest clubs.

“Some months ago we started a fight seen by some as a dream,” he said on Wednesday.

“Finally this morning we finished the negotiations with the father of Neymar.

“Through dialogue, built day after day, he understood the permanence of Neymar ahead of the 2014 World Cup would provide a service to the country.

“I think Brazil is now a happier country.”

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7 Comments

  1. Decency momay

    November 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    blues performance this season has not been imressing. We need Winning and many goals to meetup with de like of Mancity and co. And i need Torres to start scoring again. I love CHELSEA………. Up blues

  2. me

    November 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    chelsea has big issues at the moment;

    i think any club should bring in 3 new players every year, and release 3 -even if they think they do not need changes-, so it keeps competition high and the team freshened;
    also it is boring to see the same players year in year out;

    chelsea needs proper forwads, i am sorry to see chelsea going for the sturridges , anelkas, and kalous kind of players -these are still paid a lot of money, what a loss of roman’s hard earned cash-!!

  3. Indepen

    November 12, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I like cheeses and Torres

  4. ceejay

    November 12, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Live Neymar alone,i don’t like pattern of play!childish play

  5. Indepen

    November 12, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I want like to keep Torres on chelsea because of he is good play ball

  6. Indepen

    November 12, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I want like to keep Torres on chelsea still 2015

  7. kibet

    November 14, 2011 at 9:03 am

    chelsea can make changes if they can be serious in striking and defending.

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