Neymar rejects Chelsea and Manchester City interest and says he will stay with Santos
Neymar has delivered some disappointing news to Chelsea and Manchester City – he intends to stay with Santos for two more years.
The 19-year-old striker insists he will honour his contract, which runs until July 2014.
He was in Montevideo to receive the accolade of best player in the Americas, awarded by the Uruguayan newspaper El Pais.
Centre of attention: Neymar speaks to reporters in Montevideo
'I do not plan to go now, I have many things to do in Santos,' he said when asked by reporters about interest from European clubs.
'I have a contract until 2014 and I intend to stay until 2014.'
Neymar has also attracted interest from La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, as well as Premier League leaders City and Chelsea.
Award: Neymar with Uruguay manager Oscar Washington Tabares
Asked if he envisioned playing in Europe after the next World Cup in Brazil, he said he was not sure.
'Everyone knows it’s a dream to go play in Europe. I don’t know whether it will be in 2014 or later,' he added.