Botafogo chase AC Milan's Seedorf - report

The former Netherlands international is open to a move to his wife's home nation, although economic differences have slowed down previous negotiations between the club and player
AC Milan's veteran Dutch star Clarence Seedorf has reportedly once more emerged as a target for Botafogo, with the Brazilian club apparently keen to bring the midfielder to Rio de Janeiro in the summer.

The veteran of 87 international appearances for the Netherlands is out of contract in June, and was strongly lined with a move to South America during the January transfer window before opting to stay in Milan. Seedorf's wife is Brazilian, however, and is rumoured to favour a move back to her home nation as the 36-year-old's career nears its end.

According to reports from Globoesporte on Wednesday, Botafogo could once more make a bid for the former Inter and Real Madrid star. The club would have to wait until August, however, when the international transfer window reopens for Brazilian teams, to complete a transfer.

Seedorf is apparently already in contact with Botafogo, who have spoken with both him and his representative via email and telephone and whose president Mauricio Assumpcao spoke in person with the player during a trip to Italy in 2011.

Although Seedorf is open to the possibility of a move to Rio, where he owns an apartment, differences between his contract demands and what the club are prepared to offer have so far stifled talks between the two parties.