Argentina legend Diego Maradona has called Brazilian counterpart Pele "stupid" for suggesting that Barcelona star Lionel Messi is not as good as Santos starlet Neymar.
Former Brazil midfielder Paulo Roberto Falcao believes that the Brazil national team would benefit if Neymar were to leave Santos for Europe.
Brazil coach Mano Menezes has said that he believes young star Neymar needs to move to Europe to fully develop his game and stay out of the spotlight off the pitch.
Neymar has revealed that Brazil team-mate Ronaldinho has been trying to convince him to sign for Barcelona when he eventually decides to leave Santos to test himself in Europe.
A brace from starlet Neymar helped Santos to a 6-1 thrashing of eight-man Ponte Preta in the Campeonato Paulista on Saturday.
Santos had starlet Neymar to thank for their 4-1 come-from-behind victory over Botafogo in the Brazilian Campeonato Paulista.
Former Brazil striker Ronaldo believes Santos star Neymar will become better than Lionel Messi when he makes the move to a big European club.
Santos president Luis Ribeiro says he has yet to receive any official bids for Ganso, but admitted that he may have to sell the highly-rated midfielder should an acceptable offer arrive.
Santos president Luis Alvaro de Oliveira Ribeiro is predicting "a war" for Neymar's signature in 2014.
Santos have moved to scotch reports that European and World champions Barcelona have negotiated the first option over star striker Neymar.
Barcelona remain evasive on repeated reports they have agreed a deal to sign Brazil striker Neymar from Santos.
Morocco will become the first African country to host the FIFA Club World Cup after it was confirmed that it will stage the 2013 and 2014 editions of the tournament.
Neymar said Barcelona are "impossible" to defeat after Santos were demolished 4-0 in the Club World Cup final.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his top transfer target would be Neymar.
Brazilian starlet Neymar, Arsenal striker Robin van Persie and Napoli's Edinson Cavani are amongst fourteen news faces to make their debut as nominees for the FIFPro World XI 2011.
Santos star Ganso looks set to follow team-mate Neymar in signing a new contract at the club and says he wants to open talks after December's Club World Cup.