Man Utd, Chelsea battle for Santos prospect Neilton

Manchester United and Chelsea are eyeing Brazilian teen Neilton.
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Manchester United and Chelsea are eyeing Brazilian teen Neilton.

The Mirror says the Blues are watching Santos sensation Neilton, who made headlines by scoring a hat-trick against Palmeiras in the semi-finals of the Copa Sao Paulo Under-19s' tournament.

It is believed there is a £5million buy-out clause in the 19-year-old's contract, and Santos are now trying to renegotiate the deal to stop him escaping on the cheap.

European champions Chelsea and Manchester United are closely watching developments with a player already dubbed the "new Neymar" in Brazil.

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