Premier League giants Chelsea are in talks with Neymar over a sensational move to Stamford Bridge, according to reports coming out of France.
The Brazilian attacker has reportedly told Paris Saint Germain that he wants to leave the club this summer after being booed by his own fans towards the end of last season.
He has interest from Saudi Arabia as well as a return to Brazil, while French outlet RMC Sport also claim that he remains in talks with Chelsea after discussing a transfer to west London last summer.
Back in England though, a move is not so highly anticipated. As per the London Evening Standard, ‘Pochettino does not want Chelsea to move for the 31-year-old’ and ‘a move for Neymar is seen as a non-starter’, while the Blues have also ruled out a move for teammate Kylian Mbappe.
They add that ‘It is believed PSG would accept an offer of between £60million and £70m’ for their star man, who has two years left to run on his contract at the Parc des Princes.
Instead, French outlet L’Equipe claims that the Brazilian is ‘chasing’ a return to Barcelona, where he made his first major splash in European football and where his departure for PSG remains a world-record transfer.
This too seems unlikely, with Barcelona under well-documented financial stress and unable to pay the £60m transfer fee or the 600,000 euros per week wages that Neymar takes home in the French capital.
It could well mean that the Brazilian is forced to stay at PSG should he want to remain in Europe, with no club seemingly willing to shell out for the increasingly injury prone maestro.