Chelsea: “We are looking at several young Brazilian’s”

By on August 17, 2010

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Written by Football Talk.

Chelsea have hit back at claims they have made an illegal approach for striker Neymar, but have admitted he is one of several young Brazilians the club are keeping tabs on.

Santos are threatening to report Chelsea to FIFA for ‘harassing’ Neymar after they had a £17m bid for the 18-year-old rejected last month. However, the Daily Mail claim the premier league champions will return with an improved £25m bid this week.

However, Santos will refuse to sell unless they receive almost £30m – the amount stated in the players release clause – and are also reluctant to deal with Chelsea due to the way they have behaved during their pursuit of Neymar.

But Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has denied any wrong doing and revealed the player is simply one of many the club are tracking.

‘There was no tapping up from Chelsea and I want to be clear on that,’ Buck told talkSPORT. ‘We are looking at several young Brazilian players and he is one of the players we have been looking at.

‘Whether he becomes a Chelsea player at some point, who knows?

‘We are still looking at some things, whether they happen or not I don’t know. Carlo is happy and confident with the squad we have. If there is another player or two, great – if not, we’re fine with what we have.’

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