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Neymar open to move to 'amazing' Premier League

Neymar has frequently been linked with a move to the Premier League throughout his career. Credit: PA

Neymar has fuelled speculation that he could one day move to the Premier League by revealing he finds the top flight of English football "amazing".

The Brazil international, who has contributed 14 goals and 18 assists in 36 appearances for Barcelona this season, signed a new contract in October that will keep him at Camp Nou until June 2021.

But despite this, Neymar says he is intrigued by the possibility of testing himself in the Premier League and, in particular, working for renowned managers such as Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and Manchester City's Pep Guardiola.

The Premier League is a championship that amazes me.

I like the playing style and the teams. And who knows, someday, I would like to play at it, yes.

I admire Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool — these are the teams that are always there fighting.

And then you have high-level coaches like Mourinho and Guardiola. These are coaches with whom any player would like to work.

– Neymar to the Sun

Neymar agent Ribeiro talks up PSG move

Neymar has a contract at Barcelona until 2018. Credit: PA

Neymar could be tempted by a move from Barcelona to Paris St Germain, according to his agent.

The Brazil forward, 24, has excelled as part of Barca's 'MSN' strikeforce alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, with the Catalan club six points clear at the top of the Primera Division, through to Copa del Rey final and in the Champions League quarter-finals.

He also has a release clause in his contract of 193million euros (£154m), according to his representative Wagner Ribeiro, who nevertheless feels a "dream" move is a possibility.

Neymar has a contract with Barca until 2018.

He feels good in Barcelona, he's loved over there and he's playing for the best team in the world. It's no small feat to impose yourself at such an enormous club.

But the prospect of living in a city like Paris and to play for a club like PSG - that's also a dream for every player.

We'll see in two years, when he will be at the end of his contract.

– Wagner Ribeiro speaking to L'Equipe.

Neymar gives Arsenal a bigger mountain to climb

Arsenal have an even bigger mountain to climb in Barcelona, where they trail 1-0 and 3-0 on aggregate in their Champions League last 16 tie.

Neymar enjoys his goal after 18 minutes. Credit: Reuters

The Gunners looked relatively comfortable for 15 minutes before David Ospina, deputising for the injured Petr Cech, made a superb save from Lionel Messi.

Minutes later, a lapse in concentration in Arsenal's defence allowed Luis Suarez to tee up Neymar for the opening goal, all but ending any hopes of an unlikely comeback.

It means Arsene Wenger's side must score three times without reply to pull off one of the biggest shocks in Champions League history.


Roberto Carlos promises to bring Neymar from Barcelona to Real Madrid

Former Real Madird defender Roberto Carlos believes he could be key to taking Barcelona's Neymar to the Santiago Bernabeu.

A strong message from Roberto Carlos. Credit: PA

The 42-year-old former Brazil international confirmed he was currently involved in talks to join new Real manager Zinedine Zidane's backroom staff at the Primera Division club.

The World Cup winner is confident he could persuade compatriot Neymar, who came third at Monday night's Ballon d'Or ceremony, to join Los Blancos from rivals Barca.

He told "I had a meeting with Real Madrid about my future with the club.

"Soon I will know how I can collaborate with Zidane's Madrid."

While, regarding Barca striker Neymar, he added: "I can take him to Real Madrid. He's very young. I am sure next year he will finish even higher in the Ballon d'Or."

Transfer rumours: Neymar on Man City radar

Neymar is aware of Man City's interest. Credit: PA

Barcelona's brilliant Brazilian Neymar, 23, is in negotiations over a new club contract, but says he is also aware of Manchester City's interest in him. Realistically though, he is likely to remain in Spain on a significantly improved contract. (Independent)

Watford striker Odion Ighalo, 26, is a £12m target for Primera Liga club Atletico Madrid, among others. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United are tipped to make a £33m offer for Lazio attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson, 22. The young Brazilian is enjoying a superb season in Serie A and would give United another attacking option. (Daily Star)

Juventus and Inter Milan are both keen on signing string-pulling midfielder Cesc Fabregas from ailing Chelsea – given his lack of form this season, the 28-year-old Spaniard may welcome a break from English football. (Daily Mail)

Aston Villa's Gallic boss Remi Garde is trying to convince Chelsea striker (and compatriot) Loic Remy, 28, to join the Midlands club on loan until the end of the season – either way, Remy faces a possible relegation fight. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona want Neymar for life

Neymar. Credit: PA

Brazilian forward Neymar will remain at Barcelona "for life" – so wishes the club's technical director Roberto Fernandez.

The 23-year-old underlined his status as one of the best players in his team last season when he scored 43 goals in all competitions as Barcelona won a Primera Division, Copa del Rey and Champions League treble.

Neymar is tied to the European champions until June 2018 and Barca recently expressed their intention to reward the Brazil star with a new deal that would make him the second highest paid player at the club behind Lionel Messi.

"We are currently working on Neymar's contract extension and I don't think there will be any type of problem," Fernandez said, as reported in Marca.

"I have no doubt in my mind that Neymar will spend the rest of his life at Barcelona."

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