The Metro is claiming that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is desperate to land a marquee signing, and is looking to take advantage of Neymar’s situation in Spain.
The Barcelona forward’s future is up in the air at present, with his father recently claiming his son could be forced to look elsewhere amidst the tax authorities probe.
Neymar’s team-mate Lionel Messi has already been charged over tax issues, and is expected to be brought to court over the situation in the near future.
These goings on have not gone unnoticed in the footballing world, and big-spenders Manchester United, Man City and Paris Saint-Germain are eyeing moves to sign the Catalan superstars, should they get the chance.
Chelsea are now said to be willing to pull out all the stops to sign the Brazilian, as their Russian owner looks to a solution to their current problems.
The Blues find themselves down in 16th position in the Premier League at present, having won only three of their opening 12 league matches.