Report: Neílton rejects Santos contract
Santos attacker Neílton has reportedly rejected the club’s latest contract offer.
The 19 year-old, who is out of contract next summer, has been involved in long-standing wrangle with the Vila Belmiro-based side over a new deal.
According to Estadio Deportivo, Santos’ offer was $30,000 per month, but the player wants nearer $100,000.
La Liga outfit Sevilla are eager to sign the youngster and reportedly made a €700,000 bid last week, although Santos deny this.
Neílton is free to speak to other clubs from December, leaving Sevilla in a strong position. They can either agree terms and have him next season, or hope that Santos will release the forward for a nominal fee in January.
Peixe are reluctant to the latter and seem convinced that they can still find an agreement.
Neílton, who some liken to Neymar, has made 12 appearances this season, scoring four goals.