Chelsea not keen on paying £45m for Brazilian youngster

Chelsea will not pay £45m for Brazilian starlet Neymar and will instead wait for Tottenham Hotspur’s Luka Modric to hand in a transfer request upon his return to the White Hart Lane club.

Chelsea have become frustrated at Santos’ handling of the situation with regards to a price for Neymar and the Stamford Bridge side will now wait to see whether Modric is serious about a move to West London – with Chelsea keeping the Neymar money for Modric bid to coincide with any transfer request.

Tottenham are prepared to offer the Croatian midfielder an large increase in his wage packet however it is believed that the lure of Chelsea and Champions League football next season is enough for Modric to hand in his request. Although it will leave Redknapp with cash it will prove that Spur’s are still a selling club, something he does not wish be a manager of.

Should Santos stop their constant fee increments for Neymar though a move could well be on still although the ball is now very much in the Brazilian side’s court.

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