European Transfer Rumors: Stamford Bridge Shocker, Will Chelsea Move for Neymar?

Timothy NCorrespondent IAugust 31, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 10: Neymar #11 and Robinho #7 of Brazil celebrate Neymar's goal against the U.S. in the first half of a friendly match at the New Meadowlands on August 10, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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The transfer window is about to close and once again rumors are flying about the football world faster than Arjen Robben being injured.

For Chelsea, the transfer window is always a busy time of the year, but in recent seasons it has become less and less about purchases and more and more about outrageous bids and rumors.

Kaka, Sergio Ramos, Robinho, and any player with any hint of talent has been rumored to make the move to Stamford Bridge over the past several seasons.  However, no truly big names have made the move after Schevchenko in 2006 and every season the moves become lower and lower key.

This summer saw Ramires move in a fairly low-key affair while his compatriot stole the headlines.

Carlo Ancelotti has already said that there will be no more signings before the transfer window closes.  The fact that Neymar signed a new contract was supposed to have signaled an end to the chase, but in the convoluted world of transfer rumors it only added to the fire.

The contract was only a way of telling Chelsea to present a higher bid (which is probably true) and that Chelsea would immediately look to add to their aging collection of strikers once the season had started.

Fourteen goals in three games later, and the "desperate" need to add a striker has diminished, though it is probably still on Ancelotti's mind for the future.

So to answer the question as to whether or not there will be a shock move for Neymar—no, most likely not.

In fact, it would be a worth while wager to say there will be no shock moves on the last day of the transfer window this summer, but who knows, that is why they are shockers are they not?