Date: 1st September 2022 at 12:20pm
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Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline, reports suggest. 

According to The Mail, The Blues have been offered the chance to sign the Brazilian in what would be a sensational deadline day deal.

Thomas Tuchel’s side have made a slow start to the season, losing two and drawing one of their five matches so far, and the German is believed to be keen to add a forward to his squad before the deadline.

The report claims, though, that the 30-year-old is keen to remain a PSG player in order to continue playing alongside Lionel Messi, who he also played with at former club Barcelona.

It is claimed that owner Todd Boehly is prepared to give Tuchel whatever he needs to improve his squad and ensure he is happy with his playing staff, although it is likely to prove difficult to complete a deal with less than 24 hours remaining of the window.

Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in 2017 for a world record fee of £199 million, and he has enjoyed huge success since.

Neymar has 15 goals contributions in six games this season

The Brazil international has scored 109 goals and provided 66 assists in 150 matches for the French side, winning the Ligue 1 title on four occasions.

This season, Neymar has been in sensational form, scoring nine goals and providing six assists in six games across all competitions.

Chelsea’s current first choice forward, Kai Havertz, has failed to register a goal or assist in any of The Blues’ opening five matches.

The Blues have been linked with Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, although a deal for the ex-Arsenal man has been complicated by an injury suffered during a home break in, Metro claims.

The French side are believed to be open to the prospect of letting one of their star forward leave, though, as they look to adhere to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play restrictions.

Both Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic have been linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge although, with such little time remaining before the window closes, departures may prove difficult for the duo.

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