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Santos tells Chelsea that striker Ney is not for sale

June 16, 2011 - London

Brazlian football club Santos has reportedly told Chelsea FC that they will be wasting their time trying to sign superstar Neymar.

Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira said that though the Blues have authorised agent Pini Zahavi to travel to South America to open negotiations, their 19-year-old striker is not for sale.

Chelsea suspects that Santos is just trying to hike up the price, The Sun reports.

De Oliveira insisted: "We are currently talking with potential sponsors to work out a deal necessary to keep Neymar. There have been no new offers and if any come they will be sent back."

But Neymar said: "The dream of all Brazilians is to play abroad and I am no different."


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