Neymar going nowhere?
- Fri 08 Feb 2013, 8:15AM
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Brazilian club Santos have reportedly warned all clubs, including Manchester City, off their much sought after striker Neymar.
The 21-year-old has been linked with a summer switch to The Etihad, but according to ESPN he will be going nowhere – until 2014 at least.
“Manchester City's hopes of signing Brazilian superstar Neymar have been significantly dented with Santos confirming they are ready to reject all big money offers for the striker in the summer,” the website claims.
“Reports in Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo on Thursday suggested City would spare no expense in bringing Neymar to the Etihad next season, but Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira believes the Brazilian will see out his current contract, which expires in 2014.”
The 22-year-old is currently on loan at AC Milan, but it is thought the Italian side aren’t planning on keeping him there.
“Bojan Krkic could be heading to Manchester City, as Milan do not intend on activating their €14m option to buy him from Barcelona,” the website claims.
“The striker arrived on loan from Barça in the summer, having spent last season at Roma.
“Milan have an option to buy him for €14m, but appear to have no intention of activating it, as he is struggling for first team football at San Siro.”
“Barcelona have no room for Bojan either, so the Spanish international is reportedly heading to Manchester City.”
“Mancini’s position in the Etihad hot seat could come under scrutiny if City finish the season empty-handed,” the paper reports.
“‘Special One’ Mourinho will inevitably be linked with taking over if, as expected, his tenure at the Bernabeu ends in the meantime.
“But Aguero said: ‘“Roberto is a very hard-working coach who has won important trophies that should be valued by everyone.
“I have a good personal relationship with him, too. He talks to me a lot in training, tells me what kind of movements I should make.”’