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Neymar drops Prem hint with English lessons

Wants to give himself language options (©GettyImages)
Wants to give himself language options (©GettyImages).

Chelsea and Manchester United target Neymar has dropped a hint he could be moving to the Premier League, by saying he is ready to learn English.

The Santos superstar was speaking to Spanish publication Sport when he revealed his desire to start learning new languages, which could be a sign of encouragement to both Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford.

Manchester United were reported to have made a sensational £38million deadline day bid for the Brazil international this summer, but that claim was rejected by his club, although it has not stopped Sir Alex Ferguson being credited with an interest in the 20-year-old.

Chelsea meanwhile, were close to signing the man being touted to join Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best in 2010, but has since stated he would listen to any offer from Blues’ owner Roman Abramovich.

For the moment, Neymar is keen to find time in his busy schedule to learn English, though he does say he wants to learn Spanish too.

“I want to learn a worldwide language like English,” he said.

“Now I would love to learn English and also Spanish, but between travelling with football, my family and my child I have not time to do so. I hope that I can organise things and do a course.”

The mention of Spanish will enhance speculation that he is also being targeted by La Liga leaders Barcelona.

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