With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Santos confirm Ganso will leave the club.
Delcir Sonda, who owns 55% of the player, revealed last week that Ganso will not play for Santos again due to concerns over his life at the club. Santos’ vice-president, Odilio Rodrigues, has now confirmed the 22-year-old is keen to leave the club this summer, according to Sky Sports News.
Rodrigues has stated that they wont stand in the players way, but any interested parties will have to meet their valuation for one of South America’s most sought-after talents.
“Ganso doesn’t want to play for Santos anymore. We learned that from the club’s president Luis Alvaro last Thursday.
“Ganso has lost his interest in Santos so we won’t try to keep him anymore.
“However, we won’t give up his buyout fee. Since Delcir Sonda and Ganso are interested (in a move) negotiations are open but the buyout fee has to be paid.”
Rodrigues is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News
This admission comes when Sky Sports News suggest that both Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in the midfielder, while the Mirror claim that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and new Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas are also tracking the starlet, so a transfer scramble between four Premier League heavy-weights could ensue.
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However, reports emanating from Brazil suggest the player is likely to join Internacional as he doesn’t want to jeopardise his chances of making the Brazil 2014 World Cup squad.
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