Chelsea and Manchester City are two Premier League clubs both involved in the investigations going on concerning Barcelona’s signing of Brazilian star Neymar along with Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Manchester United.
The Brazilian superstar who has had to perform extra in the absence of Lionel Messi in Barcelona joined the La Liga club from Santos but investigations are still going on as to the financial dealings that went on around his transfer.
AS reports that Judges of the Audience Nacional have asked Chelsea and Manchester City to provide information on the financial dealings around the player’s transfer and about the offers they made for the player before he agreed to join Barcelona.
They have also asked Real Madrid and Bayern Munich to provide “copies of bids of proposals for transfer” that they both made to attempt the signature of the player into their clubs from his former club Santos.
Real Madrid have claimed that they offered the player €45 million while Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich claim they did not even make any offer for the player at all.
Manchester United was said to have been very interested in signing the player and therefore made an alarming bid of €190 million to the players former club Santos for the signature of the Brazilian forward but the 23-year-old forward opted to go to the La Liga and to Barcelona instead.
Manchester United are however reportedly still bent on acquiring the player, come what may but these reports are being thwarted by Barcelona as the club’s technical director said, “we are currently working on Neymar’s contract extension, and I don’t think there will be any type of problem. I have no doubt in my mind that Neymar will spend the rest of his life at Barcelona.”
Manchester United might have to make do with pursuing other players as Barcelona has made it obvious that they have no intention of allowing the player go elsewhere.