A New Development in the Future of Brazil: Expect the Unexpected
According to media reports, the Chelsea club have begun trying to include Brazilian star Neymar da Silva, Paris Saint-Germain star, during the summer transfer period.
French newspaper L’Equipe has indicated that the Parisian club is open to releasing the 30-year-old this summer.
PSG will seek a good price in Neymar’s sale to recoup some of the record €222m they paid Barcelona in 2017.
And several French news sites have reported that the English club has started negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain officials regarding a contract with Neymar.
🚨 Chelsea have contacted PSG to start formal negotiations to sign a contract with Neymar.
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Chelsea are keen to settle the deal quickly, given competition from Manchester United and Newcastle United for the Brazilian star.
Chelsea’s commitment to Neymar came at the request of Mauricio Pochettino, the London team’s new manager who previously coached the Brazilian star at Paris Saint-Germain (2021-22).
The Brazilian star scored 18 goals and had 17 assists in 29 matches in all competitions before he suffered an ankle injury in February and was sidelined for the remainder of the season. Despite his good performance with little participation, he did not fare well in the French capital and he was often exposed. He was criticized by the club’s fans, which may have pushed him to leave, despite the fact that he had a contract with the Parc des Princes for another four years.
However, it is too early to say whether Neymar would be interested in a move to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea will not participate in the Champions League next season. In addition, it was previously reported that the Brazilian is only interested in moving to Manchester United if he decides Go away, Paris Saint-Germain.