Chelsea Transfer Rumours: Are Blues Pulling out of the Race for Neymar?

Chelsea Transfer Rumours Hear Roman Abramovich Won't Budge On Price of £30m

The race for Neymar of Santos has been an incredibly interesting saga over the past week or so.

The 19-year old forward is one of the most talented up-and-comers playing the game right now and has been linked to a number of teams, but none more heavily than Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Former Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, is managing the Spanish side now and is reportedly willing to go above and beyond to land the Brazilian playmaker.

Quoting a report from The Sun a Chelsea source said:

Jose [Mourinho, the Real Madrid coach] is ready to pay the asking price but [Chelsea owner Roman] Abramovich thinks £30m is a fair price for someone who's only 19 and has had injury problems.

 

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The Spanish club is apparently willing to pay the £40m asking price of Santos and could put an end to Stamford Bridge-Neymar connection once and for all.

The Blues haven't had a ton of luck so far this summer and they are also expected to get involved with the battles for both Alexis Sanchez of Udinese and Romelu Lukaka of Anderlecht.

Their attempts to land Luka Modric and Javier Pastore have been rejected so far, and now one of their other long-term targets seems to be out of reach as well.

Romelu Lukaka will become the focal point of Chelsea rumors in the near future and we'll see how far Abramovich is willing to go to make something happen this summer.

 

- Wes O'Donnell

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