Ganso pursuit

Ganso agents arrive in Milan

April 27, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

AC Milan appear to be edging closer to a deal for Santos playmaker Ganso after the player's agents reportedly held meetings with club officials on Wednesday.

Ganso (r) and Neymar (l) meet Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
GettyImagesGanso (r) and Neymar (l) meet Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Both ANSA news agency and Gazzetta dello Sport reported that a delegation of Ganso's representatives were received by Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani and sporting director Ariedo Braida at San Siro.

The 21-year-old, who has won one international cap for Brazil, has also been courted by city rivals Inter after some wonderful performances with Santos, alongside the similarly in-demand Neymar.

Ganso recently said he was determined to move to Serie A, despite suggestions that Brazilian side Corinthians were also interested in recruiting him from Santos.

"My future is in Italy. Milan or Inter? I do not know yet," Ganso said last week. "I feel I could be a useful asset for either side but all I can say right now is my future is in Italy.

"I have many friends in Italy. I often speak with Robinho and Thiago Silva who would like to see me at AC Milan. I have also spoken to [Inter coach] Leonardo. He praises me and likes the way I play but I do not know where I will be playing next season."