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Quintet agree to pay Neymar fee

June 28, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro has confirmed five clubs in Europe have agreed to pay Neymar's €45 million release clause.

• Neymar targets Santos glory • Santos ready to make FIFA complaint

The clubs - named in widespread reports throughout Brazil as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City and Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala - will now be given permission to speak to Neymar.

"We don't want to sell the player, but of course ...

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