Chelsea transfers: Neymar ‘dreams’ of move to European big club
Chelsea transfers: Neymar singles out the Blues as his preferred Premier League destination should he leave Santos
Neymar has singled out Chelsea as his preferred destination should he seal a transfer to the Premier League this summer.
The Brazilian starlet, who has scored six goals in seven games this year, has been linked with a move to Manchester City in recent weeks, with the Citizens said to be lining up a £50m summer bid for the 21-year-old.
Chelsea are also long-term admirers of the Santos star – and although Barcelona would be Neymar’s first-choice destination, the forward says he would also be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge.
“Who wouldn’t dream about playing alongside Messi, Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta? They’re all great players,” Neymar told Esporte Espetacular.
“I dream of playing in Europe, for a big club like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea.
“Yes, Barcelona [impress me the most], they have great players like Xavi, Iniesta, [Cesc] Fabregas and Dani Alves.
“[But] there’s no point in speculating when I’ll leave Santos. I’ll leave when I want to.
“I don’t know where I would fit in if I joined Barca but I know my place is at Santos right now.”