Man Utd join Chelsea in chase for Neymar

The 18-year-old came close to joining Chelsea in the summer transfer market, but instead signed a new long-term contract with Santos.

“There are five big clubs interested in me: Juventus, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Inter Milan,” Neymar told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“The proposal that I like most is that from Juventus. They have great worldwide appeal.

“The Nerazzurri have prestige, but I prefer Juventus.

“I say this without problems – I’d willingly wear the Bianconeri jersey.”

“The club’s officials have said that I’m not for sale,” he added. “But I don’t think the same.

“This may be the right time to try the European adventure.”