Saturday, 28 May 2011
Chelsea have renewed their interest with a £23 million offer.
Owner Roman Abramovich has made it his top priority to secure Neymar's services and will speak with the player directly in an attempt to convince the 19-year-old to come to London this summer.
A source close to Chelsea said, “Roman is ready to get personally involved to clinch the signing of Neymar.
“He’s aiming to talk with him next month to prove how much he is wanted.”
The signing of Neymar could spell the end of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka’s Chelsea career, with Chelsea splashing out £50 million in January to land Torres it is thought that either Drogba or Anelka will leave Stamford Bridge.
Also last night former manager Guus Hiddink insisted that he will listen to any serious offer from Chelsea, the Dutchman has confirmed that he remained in contact with Abramovich since his spell in 2009.
Hiddink said, "there is a lot of speculation about Chelsea. But if there was a concrete offer, I would think about it".
The Dutchman is currently manager of Turkey’s national side and insists he is committed to his job there, but admits if his side fails to beat Belgium in the Euro 2012 qualifier next week it could be the end.
He added; "if we lose I can imagine they’d say it would be better for me to quit”.