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Chelsea Sign Neymar From Santos – £20m Fee

By Ollie Irish

We hear on the footballvine that Brazilian wunderkind Neymar IS coming to Chelsea after all.

Chelsea’s chief scout, Michael Emenalo, watched the 18-year-old forward score in Brazil’s 2-0 win over the USA on Tuesday, and has since convinced Abramolotti to pay Santos in the region of £20m.

This just in from Goal (which, for all the sh*t it hurls at the fan, sometimes gets it right):

Folha de Sao Paulo claims that in a meeting held in New York the decision to allow the Brazilian international striker to leave Santos was finalised.

“It’s been reported that the meeting was held in the presence of the player, his father, agent Wagner Ribeiro, Santos president Luiz Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck and agent Pini Zahavi. Neymar agreed to sign for the Blues, who will pay Santos €25 million (£20.7m).”

Well, Zahavi did sit next to Emenalo at the Brazil-USA game, so I sort of believe this will actually happen.

Neymar plus Ramires means Chelsea will have signed up two of the biggest young stars in South America. Nice work.

Neymar at work:

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By Ollie Irish on August 12th, 2010 in Chelsea, Transfers & Rumours. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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18 Responses to “Chelsea Sign Neymar From Santos – £20m Fee”

  1. Sam says:

    He is a great talent. I only hope he can settle well in england, that ancelleti can manage him well and that this doesnt turn out like robinho. Best of luck chelsea and neymar

  2. Paul says:

    If it happens then it means Ancelotti is already looking to the future…Ramires a future centre mid and Neymar an attacking playmaker/support striker mould…

  3. Tinez says:

    That would be a big gamble for any club that isn’t Chelsea or City.

  4. JS. says:

    …or Barcelona or Real Madrid.

  5. abhi says:

    add david luiz into the mix and we have got 3 of the brightest young brazillian talents at chelsea come next season sign pato and augero and the world football domination begins…..hope we can add ozil and with kakuta, burma and borini already playing for us, the dream team is here

  6. Tinez says:

    Barcelona and Real Madrid just wouldn’t.

  7. Alex says:

    18… that’s a real gamble for that much dollar.

    Im rather intrigued to see how CAs buying policy works out as ive never heard of this kid

  8. nana kwame tenkorang asante says:

    i just will not believe until it is officially announced but i wish it is true. go Chelsea!!!

  9. Kit Watch says:

    Neymire doesn’t have the stature – the speed and quick that’s for sure but not enough muscle a couple of seasons in the gym and he’s gonna explode – however – we see him having Diva moments….good luck!

  10. felipe amado says:

    neymar did not sing, this is a lie!
    do not believe this article

    btw neymar is to much for tht crappy league called epl hahahahahaha
    its only kick n run up and down

  11. mmaaarrrkkk says:

    he was injured this morning in a Copa Sudamericana game. Chelsea paid 20mil for a lemon

  12. ope says:

    it ‘s a gud signing,if we can get neyar,ramires with d chile star sachaz,who play 4 udinnes in italy,anceloti pls we nid sachaz?

  13. tom says:

    get kaka too!!!for sure chelsea will win all the trophy this year…

  14. We need sanches udiness of Italy. says:

    Pls help me tell our boss dat we need Sanches of chile. He play 4 udiness of italy.

  15. jak says:

    City had first option on this player as a condition of the Robinho loan deal, plus City paying most of his wages. This will give Santos money to buy Robinho off City, so Santos, City, and Chelsea are all happy.

  16. Warren OBrien says:

    Neymar has not signed, this site is just looking for hits.

  17. john says:

    um………he is not on chelsea???

  18. jeremie edouard says:

    if neymar sing for chelsea it willbe fantastic

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