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Mourinho tried to snatch Neymar transfer for Chelsea in 2013

Neymar for Santos

Jose Mourinho reportedly tried to steal Neymar when he was heading back to Stamford Bridge for his second spell.

Barcelona was battling with Real Madrid for the Brazilian wonder kid’s signature, but Mourinho had plans of his own. Mourinho made a call personally and spoke with Neymar without the intermediaries or other agents. Mourinho told the then 21-year-old he wanted him to come to Stamford Bridge and join the team.

But in the end, the young Brazilian decided to go to Spain and join Barcelona according to the original plan