Barcelona target Neymar in compensation wrangle

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Brazilian star Neymar, a reported target for Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester United, is at the centre of a compensation wrangle between employers Santos and the investment company who own a percentage of his rights.

Neymar is destined for a high-profile move to Europe in the not too distant future, with Barcelona seemingly leading Chelsea and Manchester United in pursuit of the 20-year-old.

Reports in Spain have claimed that Barcelona already have a deal in place for Neymar, and could sign him next summer, which will be good news as far as DIS - the company owning 40 percent of his rights - are concerned.

According to Brazilian football news website, DIS will pursue Santos for compensation if Neymar, as is his intention, leaves the club on a free transfer when his contract expires in 2014.

DIS want Santos to cash-in on Neymar in order to take a slice of the profit, and will encourage the club to sell next summer - whether that be Barcelona, Chelsea or Manchester United.

The company invested £1.8 million in Neymar in 2009 and are not prepared to end up empty handed by seeing the young star leave Santos for nothing in two years.

A move to Barcelona, then, would appear to be inevitable for Neymar, although Chelsea and Manchester United are unlikely to give up easily.

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