Man Utd, Chelsea to challenge Barcelona for Neymar as Santos sell

Santos are ready to sell Neymar - and it could happen as early as January.
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Santos are ready to sell Neymar - and it could happen as early as January.

El Confidencial says Santos are already laying the groundwork by sounding out potential replacements for Neymar - including AC Milan attacker Robinho.

Santos officials were in Europe last week and have sounded out Robinho's family about a return home.

The player is understood to love the idea - particularly with the 2014 World Cup on the horizon.

Meanwhile, Santos insiders insist Barcelona do not have a pre-contract for Neymar's transfer. Manchester United made a sensational deadline day attempt for the Brazilian earlier this season and he is also on the agenda of big-spending Chelsea and PSG.

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