Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor was seen at Aston Villa’s training ground on Tuesday, according to Sky sources.
Northampton have announced the signing of centre-back Rod McDonald.
The Santos star has been widely tipped to make the move to Europe for some time with a host of top clubs chasing his signature.
Santos are thought to be readying a new deal in a bid to keep Neymar, but the forward admits he would consider moving to Barcelona, Real Madrid or Chelsea if they came calling.
"I dream of playing in Europe, for a big club like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea," Neymar told Esporte Espetacular.
"Who wouldn't dream about playing alongside [Lionel] Messi, Xavi and [Andres] Iniesta? They're all great players.
"[But] there's no point in speculating when I'll leave Santos. I'll leave when I want to.
"I don't know where I would fit in if I joined Barca but I know my place is at Santos right now."