Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has reportedly turned down the chance to sign Neymar despite the club owner Roman Abramovich agreeing a world record fee £155.5 million with Barcelona. The verbal agreement with the La Liga giants to sign Neymar is now doomed.
Conte doesn’t believe Neymar would suit his style of play. He also would prefer to cut back his team down first before bringing in any new selectee.
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Tuttosport reports that Abramovich may have accepted Conte’s decision as he is wish to keep hold of the Italian manager.
Roman Abramovich is worried that Inter Milan pose a threat to nab Conte away from Stamford Bridge, where they will offer him the luxury of choosing his own players, according to The Sun.
Chelsea sit pretty at the top of the UK Premier League on 69 points, ten points clear of their nearest rivals Tottenham Hotspur, with ten games left to play.
Neymar, on the other hand, the sports.naij.com says, has struggled in front of goal this season under Luis Enrqiue. Last year he scored 31 goals in all competitions, and 39 the year before, but this campaign he has only netted on 14 occasions,