Neymar snubs Chelsea for Barcelona

31 March 2011 10:54
Brazilian wonderkid Neymar is ready to turn his back on Chelsea and sign for Barcelona.

Neymar, 18, was the star of Brazil's 2-0 win over Scotland at the Emirates Stadium last Sunday. On Monday the Santos striker had dinner in London with superagent Pini Zahhavi who works closely with Chelsea but Neymar insisted: 'The possibility of a move to an English club was not discussed. 

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'The future belongs to God, but I have a contract with Santos. I am happy here and I want to stay at the club for now.

'But all the players would like to play for Barcelona, me included. It is an issue that we must treat it with care because I have a contract with Santos.'

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Last year, Neymar renewed his contract with Santos, becoming one of the highest wage-earners in the Brazilian league with a transfer get-out clause of ?36million which is hardly likely to worry Chelsea.

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Source: Daily_Mail