Chelsea have reportedly been offered the opportunity to sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
Thomas Tuchel is still keen to bolster his attacking options before the window closes at 11pm on Thursday and Chelsea have already had extensive talks to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona.
But according to MailOnline, Chelsea now have the option to bring Neymar to Stamford Bridge as PSG are ready to sack the Brazil international.
The report claims that the French champions are ready to sell either Neymar or Lionel Messi to help comply with UEFA’s financial fair play guidelines.
Neymar has made an impressive start to the new season with PSG, scoring six goals and providing six assists in their first four Ligue 1 games.
At an event in Recife in June, Chelsea defender Thiago Silva urged his Brazilian team-mate to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
“You have to go to Chelsea. If it happens, it’s for the best,” said Silva.
‘He doesn’t need any comments…I don’t know anything yet, but I hope it will bear fruit.’
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s new co-owner Todd Boehly is said to be ready to give his full backing to Tuchel’s transfer demands ahead of the closing hours of the window.
Wesley Fofana has finally completed his £75m move from Leicester City, while Chelsea remain in talks with Barcelona over a deal for Aubameyang and the ex-Arsenal captain is open to a move to Stamford Bridge.
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