Santos hit out at Chelsea over Neymar


Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro has hit out at Chelsea's conduct in their pursuit of his club's star striker, Neymar.

The 18-year-old, who recently marked his Brazil debut with a goal in a 2-0 win over the USA, has been tracked by the Blues for some time, but Ribeiro has had enough and is weighing up a complaint to FIFA.

He told reporters:"The club have made a formal offer that was rejected outright, but the harassment has continued.

"In light of the ethical positions that should govern the relationship between clubs, that is totally intolerable and Santos will defend its interests before FIFA.

"Yesterday, there was a telephone call. They got in touch with my secretary and asked for our fax number.

"That does not mean the opening for trading. Santos has no interest in negotiating over Neymar for any money.

"The contract between the player and the club has a compensation clause. If the clause is satisfied, we cannot do anything."

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