Santos youngster hoping the Stamford Bridge side re-ignite interest in his services.
Despite having snubbed a move to Chelsea last year, Neymar hopes the Blues retain an interest in him.
The 19-year-old Brazilian opted against a switch to Europe last summer, preferring instead to spend another season in his homeland with Santos.
He has, however, developed further since then, with his emergence as a senior international star allowing him to further enhance a blossoming reputation.
The biggest sides in the world are now falling over themselves to secure his signature, with the Premier League’s big guns believed to be leading the chase.
Chelsea remain in pole position to land the precociously-talented teenager and Neymar has hinted that the time may be right to try his luck in England.
“I was very happy about Chelsea’s interest because it is a club every player would like to play for, but at that moment the right decision was to stay at Santos,” Neymar told the Daily Telegraph.
“To play in Europe is my dream. I was very proud of Chelsea’s interest and I hope to keep playing well so that this proposal can happen again. (Sky Sports)
There is no denying the talent that Santos teenager Neymar possesses, hell that talent even more than cancels out the incessant diving that we have all grown to loathe. Chelsea do appear to be interested but are unwilling to meet the current valuation on the young attacker.
Owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly looking to freshen up the Blues squad and Carlo Ancelotti, if he is still at the club next season, will welcome the funds to do so. The Russian billionaire is ready to continue spending having forked out sizable sums to land David Luiz and Fernando Torres in January.
Neymar is scoring goals for fun in Brazil and has done well at international level but it is very hard to know just how well young starlets from South America will adjust to life in the Premier League but it is probably safe to assume that the 19 year old has a bright future but may not like the heavy tackling he would experience in the English top tier.