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Compensation battle if Chelsea target Neymar remains at Santos

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The investment company who own 40% of Neymar’s player rights want compensation should the Chelsea and Barcelona tracked Santos star fulfil his contract and remain in Brazil until 2014.

The 20-year-old, who is continually being linked with a move away from Santos, has insisted he wants to honour the contract with his boyhood club, which expires in two years’ time.

Barcelona and Chelsea are reportedly among the teams keeping tabs on Neymar, but DIS want a deal to occur sooner than 2014 as their "profit would be higher".

Should Neymar remain in Brazil until after the World Cup and until the end of his contract, he will be free to leave which would mean no profit for the club or the investors.

According to Diogo Kotscho, spokesman for DIS, the company will not leave "empty handed" after investing R$ 5.5 million (£1.8m) in the striker in 2009.

DIS will therefore seek "significant" compensation from Santos, who they have recently had problems with following the sale of Ganso to rivals São Paulo.

Neymar recently stated that it will be he who decides when the time is right to leave, alongside his father, and not DIS.

He said: "DIS may still have some of my rights, as you know, but they don't have responsibility for my life.

"Those who control my life are me and my dad. From the moment you hear from my mouth, or from my dad's mouth that I will leave, then you can start to believe it."


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