Chelsea and Manchester United are set to fight for Santos striker Neilton, according to the Mirror. The 19-year-old is believed to have a £5m release fee in his contract. The teen came to the Premier League giants' attention after a hat-trick in the semi final of the Copa Sao Paulo U19 tournament.
The Blues and Sir Alex Ferguson will have to move fast though, with news Santos are looking to renegotiate Neilton's contract and increase the release clause. Neilton's team mate, Neymar, is also the subject of interest from European clubs, although in his case the attention is fiercer and he may move before the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Rio Ferdinand to Concentrate on United
Meanwhile, United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed he does not want to waste time hoping for a return to the England national squad. The 34-year-old was overlooked by national manager Roy Hodgson, just as he was in the run up to the 2012 European Championships and has not played for the England team in over a year.
"I'm not sitting there thinking about trying to get back into the England team. I'm just playing football for Manchester United. That's what I love doing and that is what's at the forefront of my mind. Everything I'm doing is for playing for Manchester United and doing the best I can for United. If that, in time, ends up in me getting a call-up for England, then great and fantastic. If it doesn't, I won't really lose any sleep over it. I'm here fighting for titles and couldn't be any happier if I'm honest," he said.
Contract for Ferdinand
Finally, Ferdinand's long-term future with United is still unresolved. The centre-back is in the final few months of his contract and the Express states he has received offers from China and Turkey but is believed to want to end his career at Old Trafford.
"Manchester United is a great club, the number one, and you would never want to play anywhere else if you can still play for them. We are not in discussions about a new contract at the moment and I'm fine with that because of the understanding I have with the manager." he said.