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Chelsea and Manchester United have had links/rumours with Barcelona star Neymar, but it appears all they will only end at the back pages of the newspaper.

The Barcelona star who signed a new contract just last year, has revealed that his future after Barcelona might be at his boyhood club, Flamengo.

He told Canal Esporte Interativo: “I have a lot of desire to one day play for Flamengo, with the Maracana full, playing in the Copa Libertadores.”

The former Santos star who had a sour relationship with the Brazilian giants added: “I don’t have an obligation to give my congratulations.

“I am grateful, I am thankful for everything they’ve done for me, I love and loved to play for Santos, my entire family are Santos supporters, I even turned into a Santos supporter, but I’m not obliged to do everything they wish.

“I have enormous respect for Santos, everyone in my family are Santos supporters, only that also has a bad side. Santos entered the courts against us for something I still don’t understand today.

“They said the only thing missing was if I scored an own-goal in the game against Barcelona [in the 2011 Club World Cup final]. There are details that nobody knows.”

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