Wednesday, 18 August 2010


The transfer saga involving Chelsea and Santos wonderkid Nemar Da Silva dosent seem to die down with the deal taking regular twists and turns every single day. Each morning we wake up and there is some interesting to read in what is turning out to be messy business of this year's summer transfer window. 
The same kind of situation we saw in summer of 2008, with another former Santos player Robinho who shockingly made eleventh hour switch to Manchester City. Although I must add that it was nothing short of BLESSING IN DISGUISE !!!

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 10: Neymar  and Paulo Henrique Ganso  of Brazil celebrate Neymar's goal against the U.S. in the first half of a friendly match at the New Meadowlands on August 10, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)Chelsea may have learnt the lesson of dragging the deals till last minute of the transfer window, thus are trying to wrap up the deal for a player who is tipped for really big things in future.

After an initial offer of rumored to be 17m was officially rejected by Santos, Chelsea don't look like abandoning the chase for the highly rated player and a re set to make a last and final take-it-or-leave it offer for the player 

If reports emerging out in Brazilian media are to be believed, representatives of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich are currently in Brazil attempting to resolve an escalating row over the 18-year-old who recently made his debut for the Selecao.

The inside source close to the deal told media "There is a big fight still on to convince Santos to part with the player. There is strong pressure on the boy to stay."
"In the next few days we shall know one way or the other whether a deal with Chelsea can be achieved."
Chelsea have been caught up in an amazing tug-of-war for Neymar, with Santos threatening to report them to FIFA for tapping up the striker.
But the source said: "The President of Santos had dinner with agent Pini Zahavi and the people from Chelsea. How can that be tapping up?
"The boy was forced to go onto Brazilian TV to say he wants to stay with Santos, when the truth is that he wants to go to Chelsea."