Ancelotti - Neymar a talent
Carlo Ancelotti is happy Brazilian starlet Neymar has declared it is a 'dream' to play for Chelsea.
Last Updated: 01/04/11 5:16pm
Carlo Ancelotti is happy Neymar has declared it is a 'dream' to play for Chelsea, but says he is not currently interested in signing the Brazilian starlet.
Neymar is widely regarded as one of football's brightest young talents and enhanced his growing reputation by scoring both goals in Brazil's 2-0 win over Scotland last week.
The 19-year-old, who currently plays for Santos, subsequently told Sky Sports News of his desire to one day play for the reigning Premier League champions.
Ancelotti was at the Emirates Stadium to watch Neymar sparkle against Scotland and believes the forward is a 'fantastic' talent.
However, while welcoming Neymar's interest in moving to Stamford Bridge, he played down suggestions any bid for the teenager is imminent.
"It's good news because it's good for the club and the manager if players want to come here," said Ancelotti.
"It shows the rumours are true there's a good atmosphere here.
"He's very young, a fantastic talent. At this moment, we're not interested."
Assessing Neymar's performance on Sunday, Ancelotti - who also watched Chelsea midfielder Ramires play a starring role - added: "It was a good performance, but the best player on the pitch was Ramires - 100 per cent."
As well as appearing to court Chelsea, Neymar has also said he would love to play for Barcelona but insisted he intended to see out his contract at Santos, which expires in 2014.