AC Milan and Internazionale are both keen on the player whose form earned him the nickname “Little Neymar”. Neres began his career at Sao Paulo where he made just eight appearances before Ajax swooped.
The forward is under contract with the Amsterdam club until 2021, but the Netherlands giants are not expected to stand in his way should he want to leave in the summer.
With 11 goals in 29 appearances this summer, the Brazil Under-20 international was a key player as Ajax all but sealed the runners-up spot in the Eredivisie once again.
While United and Tottenham are in pole position to offer regular Champions League football, Arsenal and Milan can offer Neres the platform to shine in their respective rebuilding projects. That may be more appealing at this stage of his career and certainly the platform for Europe’s elite to monitor his progress.
None of the English clubs expect problems with work permits given the fee that a five-way auction will raise. The question they must answer is whether that fee will bring the benefits they desire.