Blues boss files £45m Christmas wishlist

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Chelsea are weighing up a January move for South American sensation Neymar according to the Sunday Mirror.

The 19-year-old striker plies his trade in his native Brazil, and recently signed a new contract until 2014 with his current club Santos, in a bid to stave off interest from a host of top European clubs.

La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are keen to lure Neymar to Spain, but that won't deter Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas who has put the talented youngster at the top of his Christmas wish list.

The Chelsea manager has been asked by owner Roman Abramovich to oversee a major overhaul of the Stamford Bridge playing resources, and Villas-Boas has identified as the star name to lead the new golden era.

Regarded as one of the hottest properties in world football, Neymar has scored nine goals in just 15 appearances for Brazil. Sources in his homeland claim he will only be sold if one of the pursuing clubs shells out around £45million for his services.

The Blues' hierarchy are sensitive to any suggestions that there will be a ­major revolution to topple current star ­players at the club in January, but Villas-Boas has already drawn up his blueprint of an exciting way forward.

With an owner who has the finances to back the masterplan, the main challenge for Chelsea will be how they can prise their targets away from their clubs to west London.

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