Brazil's Santos rejects Chelsea's offer for Neymar

07:49, July 21, 2010      

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Brazil's soccer team Santos released a statement on Tuesday confirming the offer from English club Chelsea for the striker Neymar, but informed they do not intend to sell the player at this moment.

"Santos explains that received on Tuesday morning, a formal proposal from the Chelsea FC of England for the economic rights of striker Neymar.

President Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro has already sent a reply thanking the English club's interest and reiterated that Santos FC has no interest in opening negotiations," according to the statement.

The English club offered 20 million Euros, but Santos held the position of selling the young player only if the value of the contractual penalty is paid, which amounts to 81 million reais (35. 3 million Euros).

It is the second time that Chelsea tries to recruit the player. The first one was through West Ham, offering about 15 million Euros, proposal that was also rejected.

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, 18 years old, scored 42 goals in 84 games playing for Santos and was the top scorer in the Paulista championship this year when his team was the champion with 14 goals.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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