'No chance' of Neymar Blues move

Published Dec. 14, 2010 2:44 p.m. ET

Santos wonderkid Neymar's agent Wagner Ribeiro says there is no chance of his client moving to Chelsea in January.

The 18-year-old is regarded as Brazil's next big thing, with a host of Europe's biggest clubs reported to be in the hunt for his signature.

Neymark was linked with a move to Chelsea last summer but there has so far been no concrete bid for the player, who has won two senior caps.

Ribeiro has been speaking to Blues agent Pini Zahavi in Brazil, but insisted the Israeli had only travelled to escape the cold and that the two were friends.

"Zahavi is a personal friend and only travelled to Brazil to escape from the European winter," Ribeiro told lancenet.come.br.

"The chance that Neymar will leave Santos for Chelsea in this season (2011) are zero per cent.

"Neymar wants to play the Copa Libertadores with Santos.


"If we wanted go abroad, he wouldn't have even been here, I speak every day with Santos' chairman and I can say that Neymar won't go anywhere until the 2012 Olympics."