Neymar told by Chelsea defender that move to Stamford Bridge is ‘for the best’

Date published: Tuesday 28th June 2022 6:57 - Lewis Oldham

Neymar told to join Chelsea

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has encouraged his Brazil teammate Neymar to make the move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Neymar signed for PSG in 2017 from Spanish giants Barcelona. It is understood that this deal was worth around €222m.

The Brazil international has netted 100 goals in 144 appearances for the Ligue 1 side. He has failed to win the Champions League during his time at the club.

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It is being reported that the ‘door is open’ for Neymar to leave PSG during this summer’s transfer window.

The likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle United have been linked with the 30-year-old in recent days.

Silva plays with Neymar for Brazil. He thinks the forward “has to go to Chelsea” if he is to depart PSG:

“He has to go to Chelsea. If it happens, it will be for the best. He needs no comments,” Silva said (quotes via Sport Witness).

“So far, I don’t know anything, but I hope it comes to fruition.”

Meanwhile, Liverpool have reportedly made an offer to sign Ousmane Dembele on a free transfer from Barcelona.

Dembele has suffered badly from injuries during his time at the Camp Nou but contributed one goal and 13 assists in 21 La Liga matches when fit this season.

A recent report insisted that Chelsea’s offer for Dembele – who is already earning around £200,000 a week is ‘significantly superior’ to the one on the table from Barcelona as the Catalan giants still hold out hope the Frenchman will stay.

Despite that he is still ‘not convinced’ by the offer from Chelsea and he is yet to give ‘an affirmative answer’ to the Premier League side.

And now Spanish publication Sport (via Paisley Gates) claims that Liverpool are one of five clubs who have made an offer to Dembele in the hope they can sign him on a free transfer.

The report adds that Liverpool – who allowed Sadio Mane to join Bayern Munich this summer – have selected Dembele as a possible replacement for Mo Salah as they have apparently put the Egyptian up for sale.


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