Sources: Chelsea frontrunners in Premier League race to sign Neymar amid '£70m' offer reveal
Chelsea could be the only potential landing spot for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar if he is to make a Premier League move this summer, sources have told Football Insider.
Sources told this site on Monday (20 February) that Liverpool, Man United, Man City and Newcastle have also been contacted about the possibility of signing the 31-year-old.
However, it is believed the Premier League quartet feel a deal is unlikely due to the financial package required to bring Neymar to England.
Free-spending Chelsea have the financial clout to make a deal happen, but he is not understood to be a priority for the Stamford Bridge club at this time.
But as revealed by Football Insider (17 February), the possibility of a deal has been discussed behind the scenes with owner Todd Boehly setting his sights on another statement signing in the next window.
Sources with knowledge of Neymar’s situation have revealed a fee of £70-80million could be enough to prise the 31-year-old away from PSG this summer.
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It is also believed the fourth-most capped Brazil star will have to take a pay cut in order to make a move possible.
He currently earns a reported wage of almost £1million-a-week in Paris.
Despite the speculation surrounding his future, Neymar has managed 18 goals and 17 assists in 29 appearances as a regular starter this season to mark one of the most productive seasons of his career.
The forward is under contract until 2025 after signing for PSG for a world-record £200million in 2017.
Chelsea spent a reported £292million in the January window but sit 10th in the Premier League.
They have an 11-point deficit to make up on fourth-placed Tottenham in order to challenge for Champions League qualification.
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