Neymar opts to stay at Santos


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Brazil striker Neymar will stay at Santos until 2014, the year his country stages the World Cup finals, the 19-year-old said after signing a new and improved contract yesterday.

Neymar, who was closely linked with a move to Chelsea last summer, said: "I'm very happy, it's another decision I'm taking in my life, a family decision."

The Santos president, Luis Alvaro de Oliveira, added: "Neymar has got tired of being 'sold' to Barcelona and Real Madrid in these last months. The truth is he will stay at Santos until 2014."