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Santos deny United bid for Neymar; Nene keen on PSG stay

Santos deny United bid for Neymar

Santos have dismissed reports that Manchester United have made a big money offer for Neymar on transfer deadline day.

The Red Devils were believed to have made a substantial bid to sign the Brazilian hotshot on transfer deadline day.

Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly attempted to bring the young forward to Old Trafford after missing out on his teammate Lucas Moura.

However, the player’s club have moved to deny the reports that appeared in the press few days ago.

“I have no idea where that came from, but it’s not true,” Santos director of football Felipe Faro said to O Globo.

The 20-year-old has been heavily linked with Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, but Manchester United appear to be keen as well.

Santos have so far resisted temptation to cash in on the player, who has bagged 25 goals in 23 league games this season, but they may not be able to do that for much longer.

Nene keen on PSG stay

Brazilian forward Nene has decided to stay and fight for his place at Parc des Princes, L’Equipe has revealed.

The Brazilian initially expressed his desire to leave the club after his starting berth was put in danger by the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ezequiel Lavezzi, but PSG sporting director Leonardo stated that the player would not be allowed to leave in the summer transfer window.

However, after featuring in all four league games at the start of the season, Nene appears to have changed his mind and he is now prepared to fight for his place in Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

L’Equipe understands that the Brazilian even rejected offers from Besiktas and Lokomotiv Moscow on transfer deadline day.

Nene has just one year left on his contract at Parc des Princes, but he is yet to be offered a contract extension.

The 31-year-old has been in scintillating form since joining the Saints from Monaco, having scored 35 goals in 74 Ligue 1 appearances.

Serbian hotshot hints at Fiorentina move

NAC Breda midfielder Nemanja Gudelj admits that he hopes to join Fiorentina in January after his deadline day move to Artemio Franchi fell through.

The 20-year-old even had a meeting with Viola boss Vincenzo Montella as he was expected to finalize his switch to the Italian club, but the transfer collapsed in the final minute.

Fiorentina had agreed a €2 million deal with NAC Breda on transfer deadline day, but they were unable to provide bank guarantee, which made the Dutch club pull out of the deal.

The Serbia Under-21 international, nonetheless, hopes that he will sign for the Italian club in January.

“I think it’s unfortunate, but I owe everything to NAC and I still expect to go to Fiorentina in the winter,” the midfielder was quoted as saying in Voetbal International.

The player, who has three years left on his deal with NAC Breda, has scored 3 goals in 49 Eredivisie games for the club.

He is an important member of the Serbia Under-21 side and has netted two times in seven appearances for the team.

For more news about football transfers and rumours, visit our Transfer News section. To view all football transfers for 2012/13 season, visit our Soccer Transfers section.

Wed 5 September, 2012
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