Five Clubs in Hunt for Neymar

The youngster signed a long-term contract with Santos last summer following a string of failed bids from Chelsea.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City and Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala have all agreed to pay the €45 million required to buy Neymar out of his contract at Santos.

All five clubs will now be given permission to talk to the player after the club’s president confirmed that they cannot stand in the 19-year-old’s way.

“We don't want to sell the player, but of course there is a release clause in his contract that can be paid,” Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro told ESPN Brasil. “Five European clubs have offered to match the clause.

“I cannot name them because there is an agreement between Santos and the clubs, but they are the most important European clubs. They have asked to speak to the player and obviously we've allowed them to.”

The youngster signed a long-term contract with Santos last summer following a string of failed bids from Chelsea. It will now be up to the player to decide whether he wishes to make the move to Europe.

"It is becoming increasingly difficult for him to move on," Riberio added. "These clubs can come and make their offers, but if he wants to stay at Santos then he'll say no and stay at Santos."


Written By:- Louise Clarke (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 28/06/2011 - 11:25 AM
Filed in:- Premier League Betting News, Chelsea, Manchester City


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