Chelsea and Manchester City could be ready to pounce on unsettled Barcelona star Neymar, understands.
The Brazilian youngster only joined the Catalan giants last summer, ending a much-anticipated transfer saga that saw him become one of the most in-demand young players in world football.
The skillful forward enjoyed a superb record with his previous club Santos, and had been linked with Chelsea and City before, as well as with Real Madrid, before he joined Barcelona in what turned out to be controversial circumstances. Details over the precise cost of his transfer were brought into light later in the season, while there have also been suggestions that he does not get on with Barca’s star player Lionel Messi. It is understood that the club will not be looking to sell Neymar under any circumstances this summer as they look to give the 22-year-old time to settle into life in a more competitive league, but Chelsea and City appear to be keeping an eye on his situation, possibly with a view to bidding for him next year. Neymar will be hoping to put his club troubles behind him this summer as he looks to shine for the Brazilian national team as they host the World Cup.