Ronaldo denies Ganso has agreed Corinthians switch

Reports that Ganso is Corinthians-bound have been met with a flood of denials by the interested parties on Tuesday...
Rumours that Santos star Ganso had agreed a move to Corinthians have been met with fervent denials, as the transfer which would shock Brazil looks increasingly unlikely.

Lance dropped a bombshell on Monday evening when they claimed the 21-year-old playmaker had agreed a lucrative deal with Santos' fierce rivals Corinthians, who would hold the youngster for a short period of time before selling him on to a European club.

Former World Cup winning striker and fledgeling agent Ronaldo was the first to play down the rumours, when he denied outright that he was looking to bring Ganso across Sao Paulo.

"I want to clarify that my contact with Ganso was in order to make him a client of mine. I have no interest in taking him from Santos," 'O Fenomeno' explained on twitter.

Ganso's agent - and brother - Papito Lima also used the social networking site to denounce Lance's report.

"I wonder if Lancenet's people are Corinthians fans, because in recent weeks they have told nothing but lies about Santos," the representative tweeted.

Peixe president Luis Alvaro de Ribeiro Oliveira also added his voice to those ruling out a deal, asserting that Corinthians would not approach one of the club's most valuable gems.

"I met recently with Ronaldo and [Corinthians chief] Andres Sanchez, who is my friend. Andres guaranteed that Corinthians wouldn't make any move to take Ganso," Oliveira told Terra on Tuesday.

"[Ganso] is focused on the Copa Libertadores and the Paulista, but he has told me he wants to play abroad. That is absolutely natural."

Italian giants Milan and Inter remain the front-runners to capture the Brazil international's signature, although Santos are determined to delay a sale for as long as possible.

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