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Ganso wants to join Milan - agent

July 18, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

AC Milan are leading the race to snap up Brazil international Ganso, according to the player's agent, as he moves closer to a deal with the Italian champions.

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Ganso, 21, is rated as one of the top young players in the game and is keen to move on from Santos after being linked with a big money move to Europe.

Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Inter Milan have all been credited with interest, but Gaetano Paolillo expects his client to seal a summer switch to the red half of Milan after rejecting talk of a move to Paris.

"I don't know where this information of an offer from Paris Saint-Germain has come from. It is pure invention," Gaetano Paolillo told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "We are not interested in PSG's petrodollars. Ganso wants to play in Italy with AC Milan.

"He wants to play against the likes of Inter, Roma and Juventus and he is fascinated by the Italian league. In the next few weeks we will meet with Milan directors to see if the transfer can happen."