Chelsea target decides on move today
Published 22:30 16/08/10 By John Cross
Chelsea target Neymar will decide today whether to complete a £24m move to the Premier League.
The Brazilian wonderkid was having talks with his family last night over his future after Chelsea made an improved offer.
Santos are holding out for the £29.6m buy-out clause in his contract and have threatened to report Chelsea to Fifa for “tapping up” the teenager.
But Neymar’s agent Wagner Ribiero said: “Neymar is meeting with his family, and they will decide what they want. Then we will have a conversation with Santos. Everything will be decided this week.”
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has strongly denied Santos’ claims, saying: “There was no tapping up from Chelsea, and I want to be clear on that.
“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?”