Pele has a quiet word with Neymar… it doesn’t work
Kids, do as Pele says… or not… your choice
The whisper echoing across the many oceans is that Santos managed to enlist the help of the fourth or fifth greatest footballer ever - Pele - in a bid to stop Neymar from leaving the club and moving to Chelsea.
Only it hasn’t entirely worked.
Apparently, the lure of £55,000/week might be too much for the teenager to resist. Not to mention the £25million that Chelsea are willing to stump up for his sloppy thumb print.
And in other transfer news:
Tottenham are the latest in a long line of clubs to be linked with the hot young striker, Loic Remy.
Rafael Van der Vaart might be staying at Real Madrid after all, despite the arrival of Mesut Ozil.
And Ramires has been described as “the new Essien”. Which must be rather disconcerting for “the actual Essien”.