Manchester United are not put off by potential £240m Neymar outlay

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In one of the most unbelievable transfer stories throughout the window, Manchester United are reportedly chasing Barcelona superstar Neymar, and according to reports, the Old Trafford giants are preparing to press on a with a £240 million deal.

Having decided against a move for Pedro, United have turned their attentions to the Brazilian and, as per the Sun, are prepared to fork out an astronomical fee to make him the face of their company.

Reports in Brazil surfaced that claimed the Red Devils had made a £140m bid for Neymar, however there has been no confirmation to these claims.


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A bid of that size would activate the £130m release clause in the 23-year-old's contract and force the Spanish giants to allow the Red Devils into talks with the player.

The British publication are reporting that Manchester United are hoping to turn Neymar's head with a whopping £300,000-a-week contract, totalling £75m over five years.

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With tax add-ons taking the transfer fee within the region of £165m, the whole deal would amount to a staggering £240m.

However, the Red Devils believe the deal would pay for itself, such is the popularity of one of football's global superstars.


All the talk surrounding Neymar strikes memories of the 'deal' for Sergio Ramos, where the player used United to put pressure on his current club, and that assumption has been backed up by Guillame Balague.

The Brazilian is a global superstar playing for the best team in club football, is one third of the most lethal attacking force in the world and is winning so much silver it is coming out his ears, so why would he give that up to join a transitioning Manchester United?

Money talks, but surely common sense prevails. That's not to say he wont leave Barcelona at some point in the future, but as a ready-made heir to Lionel Messi's throne, he will be at the Nou Camp for years to come.

Manchester United fans, who would be a more realistic signing for the Red Devils? Who would you like to see come in before the window closes? Have your say below!

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