Neymar intends to honour deal
Samba star to shun European interest in favour of sticking with Santos
Last Updated: July 2, 2011 2:12pm
Neymar: Prepared to stay put and put a big-money move to Europe on hold
Brazilian striker Neymar is ready to snub offers from Europe in favour of staying in his homeland.
The 19-year-old is hot property right now, with a drawn-out transfer saga covering his every move.
It appeared at one stage as though he would be on his way out of Santos this summer, with the likes of Chelsea and Real Madrid leading the chase for his signature.
His current employers have always maintained, however, that they will do all they can to keep the teenager in Brazil.
Victory in the Copa Libertadores has aided their cause considerably, with Santos now set to compete in the Club World Cup in December.
They now claim that they are to reject all bids for Neymar, having previously accepted five offers believed to be in the region of £41million.
Neymar has also announced that he has no intention of discussing a deal with any interested party, with it his plan to see out a contract which is set to run until 2015.
"I have a contract that I intend to honour," he told Corujao do esporte.