The agent of Santos star Neymar insists Chelsea will have to break the bank to land the Brazilian.

Chelsea are said to have offered €26 million for the winger.

But Ribeiro has been quick to slam the suggestions, telling Brazil Marca: "This is all speculation from Britain. It is absurd.

"In August Santos refused a proposal of €35million, how is that Roman Abramovich would now offer €26million? It makes no sense and makes me laugh."

He added: "You have to pay €45million for him, yet Santos have to want to sell and now Santos do not want to."

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