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Chelsea Back In The Running For £35m Ace

Brazilian wonder kid Neymar has rejected rumours that he is set to join Real Madrid in a £35m deal, giving Chelsea fresh hope of securing his signature this summer.

Yesterday Neymar’s representative, Ernesto Bronzetti, had been quoted as saying that discussions had taken place and a deal was close to completion for the samba star:

“I was called by an Italian television station [Sport Mediaset] and they asked me,” Bronzetti told SportYou.

“I told them the only thing I knew was what I had seen on a website, that it was almost done.”

However the player himself has now rejected these reports, as it seems his agent was misinterpreted by the media. Neymar arrived in Montevideo where he is preparing to play the first leg of the Copa Libertadores Final, and put the record straight:

“There is nothing [with Real Madrid]. Today, nothing will take me out of Santos,” he said.

Santos president Ribeiro also denied a deal was done:

“If an offer came, I would send it back. It is funny that such news always comes the day before decisive matches. They must be joking. When it is not Ganso, it is Neymar,” the president stated.

“We are talking to several sponsors. We will make as many offers as necessary for Neymar to stay.”




  1. sean

    June 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I’m just too bored with this issues of chelsea signings. All i want is seeimg Guus at stamford Bridge and he should be left to decide who comes in and who goes out. Although the likes of Pastore, Modric and Sanches will not be a bad idea for him to choose from if he so desires. Up chelsea.

  2. sam

    June 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    i know many have got tired listening to idiotic news of Neymar, but we really need such skillfull player in our team. Since Robben left us we lack pace and creativity though i would liike to have him in left and sanchez in right wing which would become a deadly combo but sanchez is more an impossible deal than Neymar since more Barca and City also chasing him. He would either chose fame respect cups or Money Money and Money

  3. Gary Sampson

    June 15, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Agents always put up prices and play down interest in order to position themselves better for bargaining. The final price will probably be around 35m, but it’s unlikely to come from Real Madrid while they still have C. Ronaldo (who would overshadow Neymar at this stage). Neymar is interested in Chelsea; if he claims to be indifferent someone should ask him if his ears are hearing what his mouth is saying. Neymar has said he is keen on Chelsea on numerous occasions, the last time being when Brazil played Scotland this year. He did come close to a move last summer, and I am sure he will be more interested this year. He is at the age when he needs to do something if he wants to be a world impacting player. One thing is for sure, he needs to leave Brazil. He is losing out on the precious experience that his compatriots Luiz and Ramires are getting. If Neymar is really serious about furthering his career outside Brazil, he needs to think how he can assist the team that wants to buy him. He needs to make it possible for them to get him. If he really wants to move to Chelsea, there is little Santos can do about it. It never benefits a team to keep a player that wants to be somewhere else. Liverpool realized this recently with Torres. I think Neymar does have the potential to become the world’s best player (another Messi), but he has to move out of Brazil to do it. The English Premiership is the world’s best league; it certainly gets the world’s best TV coverage, and now days TV coverage is everything. Chelsea has the money, and has shown the interest. The decision belongs to Neymar, not Santos. But he needs to move now.

  4. owoyemi kolawole

    June 16, 2011 at 6:23 am

    good player and world footballer to come i want chelsea to sign him. Neymar.

  5. Godwin augustine

    June 16, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Chelsea must sign Neymar or lukaku

  6. chidera abara

    June 16, 2011 at 11:21 am

    chelsea should sign modric and neymar with lukaku

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