FOLLOW CRUNCHSPORTS

Man City want FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF target Neymar - report

Neymar (credit: jikatu)
Manchester City are reportedly ready to battle Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea in the race to sign Santos striker Neymar.

The 19-year-old is wanted by clubs from across Europe, and it has been believed that Spanish rivals Real Madrid and Barca are to be leading the race to sign the Brazil international.

But Man City were linked with Neymar earlier this year and according to the Mail on Sunday, manager Roberto Mancini wants the club to launch a bid to sign the young forward, who has a £40million release clause with the South American club.

Mancini is said to have told the hierarchy at the Etihad Stadium that he sees the teenager as the best young player in the world and believes City must look to attract players of his calibre if they are to compete with the likes of the Spanish giants.

According to Sunday's report, Mancini has sent coach Attilio Lombardo out to South America on a scouting mission, with the 45-year-old reporting that he believes Neymar can have a similar impact at City as Wayne Rooney had across the city at Manchester United when he first moved to Old Trafford from Everton.

Santos coach Muricy Ramalho last week admitted that Neymar will likely leave the club next year.

"It is almost certain that in the next year [Santos] will not be able to hold on to [Neymar]," he told Globoesporte.

"There is a lot of harassment around the player. It is impressive that the club has managed to hold out this long."
comments powered by Disqus

All Soccer News

Recent Soccer Articles

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Man Utd new signings? Tello to Liverpool FC? Paulinho to AS Roma? Sunday's transfer round-up

    Sunday's round up of the top transfer stories from the past 24 hours......

  • Is Rafael Nadal still haunted by his Australian Open final defeat?

    On Friday, Rafael Nadal was knocked out of the Monte-Carlo Masters – a title he had won eight times in nine years – 7-6 6-4 by David Ferrer – raising alarm bells as to the world no.1’s physical, and mental, condition....

  • Neymar vows to be fit for the World Cup

    Barcelona striker Neymar expects to be fully fit again in time to play for hosts Brazil at this summer's World Cup....

  • David Silva could return for Man City against West Brom

    David Silva could return for Manchester City for Monday night's Premier League game against relegation threatened West Bromwich Albion....

  • FC Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao - Live Stream, Tips and La Liga Match Preview

    Barcelona take on fourth placed Athletic Bilbao tonight in La Liga....

  • Man Utd linked with Mangala, Martinez, Garay as Moyes finalising transfer plans

    David Moyes has revealed he is already finalising Manchester United's transfer plans for the summer....

  • Liverpool FC target Rodrigo unsure about Benfica future

    Rodrigo, who has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool, has refused to rule out a move away from Benfica this summer....

  • Chelsea FC have doubts over Eden Hazard for Atletico Madrid game

    Chelsea could be without Eden Hazard for Tuesday night's Champions League semi-final first leg against Atletico Madrid....

  • Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney in contention for Man Utd trip to Everton FC

    David Moyes has revealed that Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini are both in contention for Manchester United's trip to Everton....

More Stories

Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Man City want FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF target Neymar - report

Manchester City are reportedly ready to battle Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea in the race to sign Santos striker Neymar.

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?