There has been some reports on the TalkSport website which have claimed that Chelsea will miss out on trying to prise the brilliant Neymar form Santos in the future as Barcelona defender Dani Alves has revealed he is set to join them after the 2014 world cup.

Neymar is rated as one of the best and most exciting talents in the game and interest in him has seem some of Europes biggest and richest clubs declare their interest in him.

However, according to Alves a deal has been done and he is heading to the Camp Nou.

As quoted on the TalkSport website he said: “He knows what is happening and the deal that he has which is to come to the club in the near future.

“If I were him I would come as soon as possible because it would allow him to improve the tactical side of his game before the [2014] World Cup. Apart from that he would be coming to a club that would suit the qualities he has as a player.

The news will not be one which will put any smiles on the faces of many blues fans as we would have loved to see the lad plying his trade here. But if Alves is correct and he is going to Spain, then it is a target that got away.