Neymar has said that he plans on playing for Santos until 2014, with teams such as Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid continuing to be connected to the Brazilian starlet.
Neymar has been a breakthrough star for both Santos and Brazil since the 19 year old moved through the South American club's youth ranks in 2009. His goals over the past year have been watched by football fans the world over, and the striker was the recipient of the goal of the year award at the Ballon d'Or, beating off competition from the likes of Lionel Messi and Wayne Rooney.
And while the youngster has been linked on many occasions with Chelsea, the Blues looked to be out of the race when Barcelona and Real Madrid both made their intentions clear to take Neymar on board.
But Chelsea might in fact still be in the running after all, with a transfer unlikely for the Brazilian until 2014, insisting that he wants to achieve a lot more at Santos before making the move to Europe.
"I do not plan to go now, I have many things to do in Santos," he told reporters when asked about the big name clubs chasing.
"I have a contract until 2014 and I intend to stay until 2014."
In March last year, Neymar admitted that it would be a 'dream' to play for Chelsea one day, and with Brazilians David Luiz and Ramies already at Stamford Bridge, the starlet wouldn't take too long to settle in.
Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti was also not shy in his assessments of Neymar's ability, describing him as 'a young, fantastic talent.'
Neymar's agent also revealed in the summer that he was offered a move to Chelsea, though he decided against it to continue to star in his home country and make a bigger name for himself before heading to England, or Europe in general.
And that could work very well in the club's favour, with Neymar set to stay outside Europe for the next two years at least. The west London side will now have a chance to see how he competes for Brazil when the country stages the World Cup before making a final decision on whether the hitman is worth the reported £45 million price tag.
While other clubs in England would struggle to pay such a hefty fee, Chelsea have paid more for the misfiring Fernando Torres, and Roman Abramovich is no stranger to bringing in players who break transfer records.
Neymar's Ballon d'Or winning goal: