Barcelona win race to sign Brazilian wonderkid Neymar say reports in Spain


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Barcelona have already made a €14m (£11.6m) downpayment to Brazilian club Santos for Neymar according to Spain’s biggest radio station, Cadena Ser.

Chelsea and Real Madrid both enquired about the attacker last season but Cadena Ser reported last night that Barcelona president Sandro Rosell closed the deal at the Copa America last July, agreeing a fee of €58m.

Santos and Barcelona are still negotiating when the player will arrive with Barça wanting him at the end of next season and Santos preferring 2014.

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