Manchester United could enter the chase for Neymar and battle Chelsea in the summer for the enigmatic Brazilian forward.

According to Foot Mercato, Neymar could become the subject of a transfer battle between Manchester United and Chelsea. The enigmatic Brazilian forward could part ways with Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, although the signing club will have to put up a whole list of demands to bring the attacker.

Neymar remains a player with superstar status, although that has not reflected on the pitch for quite a while. Despite starting the current season brightly, the enigmatic Brazilian forward has suffered plenty of fitness problems, with his injury from February likely to make him miss the remainder of the campaign.

Years ago, Paris Saint-Germain took over his services by paying a record sum to Barcelona. While nobody then expected the Parisians to trigger his massive €222 million release clause, none have since beaten the record. Reports in France suggest that the Parisians are growing tired of the Brazilian and may prefer to offload him.

Neymar has a market value of €70 million, and if PSG are to accept bids around that asking price, it will come as a massive loss for the French side. They are reportedly willing to offload him and save on his massive wages, as his contract lasts until 2027.

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The report also points out that Neymar would prefer to stay in Paris and will only move if the interested parties can make a sensational offer. Those being Chelsea and Manchester United from England, with the story insisting the Red Devils could consider an approach.

Manchester United made light enquiries in January, but only to understand a few things about a potential transfer. They had no intention of signing him then. But that could change in the summer window. Erik ten Hag may feel the need to sign a marquee signing that elevates the quality of the team.

Despite all the criticism about his form and lifestyle in Paris, Neymar remains a formidable option for English clubs to consider. Some may feel he will leave his comfort zone if he signs with one of the English giants, with Chelsea also interested in the enigmatic Brazilian forward.

The Blues have the funds to make a big move for the Brazilian. They might restrict themselves to paying Neymar his current wages or anything close to it. Todd Boehly has had his eyes peeled on Neymar as a prospective signing; he could achieve that in the summer.

However, Manchester United will likely offer him Champions League football and an opportunity to play for one of the biggest sides in England. While it is thought he will prefer to stay put, Neymar may have a decision on his hand regarding his future in the summer.

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