Chelsea planning shock move for €75m-rated Ligue 1 forward

PSG are considering the prospect of offloading forward Neymar this summer. And intermediaries have contacted PL giants Chelsea, Man City and Man United to keep them updated about his possible availability.

Brazil international joined the Parisians in 2017 in a deal that shattered the world record for transfer fees as PSG shelled out a mind-boggling €222m to sign him from Barcelona.

Neymar’s time in PSG has not been the greatest success, as the attacker has failed to lead the club to European glory even though the Parisians have won many domestic trophies during his time at the Ligue 1 giants. The 30-year-old forward has had to deal with injury problems as well, while the attacker has had some off-the-field disciplinary issues.

All of it has led to question marks over his legacy in Paris and recently, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi hinted that the Parisians wouldn’t be averse to the prospect of getting rid of such footballers, leading to speculations over his future.

Chelsea have already shown an interest in the Brazilian forward as ex-PSG coach Thomas Tuchel is considering revamping his entire attacking unit this summer.

While Chelsea had an agreement with Leeds United for Raphinha, the move could collapse due to the Brazilian’s wishes to join Barcelona, potentially opening the door for the Blues to swoop for Neymar. Apart from Chelsea, Man City and Man United, Newcastle have also been contacted and given an update on Neymar’s situation.