After learning that Paris Saint-Germain would be pleased to let him leave the club in the coming weeks, Neymar may be open to a mega-switch to Chelsea this summer.
Neymar has reportedly contacted Chelsea about a possible move in the on going summer transfer window.
Neymar might leave Paris this summer, following Mauricio Pochettino out the door. The Premier League has been mooted as a possible destination.
The 30-year-old signed a new contract with the French powerhouses just a year ago and is committed to the organization through 2027.
He arrived there in the summer of 2017 in a world-record £198 million transfer. However, rumors have been rampant in recent weeks that the former Barcelona player would be moving sooner rather than later.
Since his stunning £200 million transfer from Barcelona to PSG in 2017, Neymar has failed to win the Champions League and may leave as a result of the hirings of head coach Christophe Galtier and advisor Luis Campos.
According to a recent ESPN story, PSG is reportedly willing to let Neymar go this summer after guaranteeing the long-term future of Kylian Mbappe.
In order to eventually lead PSG to success in Europe, Christophe Galtier is anticipated to oversee a squad revamp once he succeeds Mauricio Pochettino as manager in Paris.
The new manager is also anticipated to place an emphasis on fostering a strong team mentality.
Neymar is “considering” staying in Paris after learning that PSG might be willing to let him leave, and Chelsea have been contacted about a possible transfer for the forward.
Todd Boehly, the new owner of the Blues, is rumored to be eager to make a splashy acquisition this summer, and signing a player in the mold of Neymar would fit the bill.
It is unclear if Thomas Tuchel has any interest in bringing Neymar to the Premier League despite having spoken to the Blues about a potential move to Stamford Bridge.
After Marina Granovskaia left the club, the German was given far more influence over the club’s recruitment decisions, and he is eager to add Raphinha and Raheem Sterling to his attacking options.
Neymar’s agent, Pini Zahavi, is working hard to try and find other possible destinations for his star client.
But due to Neymar’s extravagant €43m (£37.3m) gross salary, it is likely that only a small number of clubs in Europe could afford to sign a contract with him.
Regarding the 30-year-old’s future, Chelsea defender Silva has made it clear that he wants the player to play alongside him at Stamford Bridge.
As the Blues are apparently frontrunners to sign the England star and are in early negotiations to capture Leeds winger Raphinha despite late interest from Barcelona, he might join Raheem Sterling and Raphinha at Stamford Bridge.
Since joining PSG, Neymar has scored 100 goals in 144 games, but injuries have dogged him throughout his stay in Paris.
Neymar was thought to be the perfect addition to lead the team to the Champions League success they so much wanted, but they have continued to struggle in Europe.