Chelsea are threatening to wreck Barcelona plans for Santos star Neymar. Barca are regarded as favourites for the Brazil international, amid talk of a pre-contract agreed with Santos including a downpayment of €10 million.

However, Punto Pelota says Chelsea have made fresh overtures to Neymar and all of a sudden a move to Barca is now looking shaky.

Certainly, Neymar is now backing away from plans to join Barca in the summer transfer window, with sources blaming Chelsea's latest pitch, which includes Brazil teammates Ramires, David Luiz and Oscar all getting in his ear, for the winger's hesitation.