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Agent: Neymar likely to join Chelsea in future

Santos starlet Neymar is likely to join Chelsea at some point in his career, according to the player's international agent.

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Chelsea had been keen to sign Brazil international Neymar, 18, this summer, but a bid said to be worth £23 million failed to convince his club to sell and the player has since committed to a new five-year deal.

Neymar, though, has appointed Pini Zahavi to represent him internationally on a two-year deal, and the agent has revived the prospect of a move to Stamford Bridge.

"Neymar will stay with Santos but I'm sure he will become a Chelsea player eventually," he told The Sun. "He loves Santos and wants to win the Copa Libertadores, but Neymar also knows that for his career he needs to move to a big club."

Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro, meanwhile, is eager to tie Paulo Henrique - also known as Ganso - down to a similar deal.

"We'll put together a plan for Ganso before the offers come from abroad, as they did with Chelsea for Neymar," he told Terra. "Paulo Henrique, like Neymar, is a precious gem with great potential. Hopefully he will stay."


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