Neymar produced an incredible change of heart last night by admitting there is no way he can move to Chelsea, or indeed Europe, according to The Sun.
The admission comes just days after he declared his love for London which was thought to help engineer a move to Stamford Bridge, but his latest comments contradict those he made, following Brazil’s win over Scotland on Sunday.
“I still have no desire to play in Europe and I am happy in Brazil and at Santos. My only real happiness is in here and proposals from clubs are not enough to get me to move.”
The 19-year-old only signed a five-year deal with his club last year, claiming he hopes to become a club legend.
Benayoun injury latest.
Yossi Benayoun is planning to return within two weeks to help both his club’s European and domestic campaigns, the Mail Online report.
The Israeli has only played three times for his new club since his £5.5 move from Liverpool, but he came on to play the final twenty minutes of his countries win against Georgia on Tuesday.
After playing the closing minutes, he said: “I knew I couldn’t have played 90 minutes, but felt I could play for 20 or 30 at a high level. I can’t wait to start a game again.”
The 30-year-old, who has been out with an Achilles injury since October, is targeting the second leg of Chelsea’s Champions League tie against Man Utd as a realistic return date.
Javier Pastore has informed all clubs interested in signing him this summer, that he will be available if Palermo’s demands are met, according to the Italian Press.
The Argentine international has impressed this season for the Sicilian club, which has led to interest from a host of clubs, including Chelsea and Liverpool.
Pastore responded to reports of interest from English clubs: “The president admires me and he likes me a lot,” he told La Nacion. “He does his job and wants to sell me at the best possible price.”
There is an inevitability surrounding the 21-year-old’s future with even the club’s president, Maurizio Zamparini, resigned to losing the starlet – but only if the price is right.