Tottenham target Ganso commits future to Santos: I am very happy at the club

The Brazil international has denied the notion that he has grown unsettled at the club, revealing he has had several offers to leave, including from Corinthians
Santos midfielder Ganso has insisted that he is very happy with life at the club.

The 22-year-old playmaker was the subject of an €8 million (£6.6m) bid from Porto last week, which was immediately rejected by Santos, who labelled it "comical".

Ganso has been strongly linked with a move away from Santos after talks over a new contract reached an impasse, with exclusively revealing that Tottenham had been offered the player in January, but he has insisted that he is not looking for a new challenge.

"I have a contract with Santos until 2015, whether I leave the club before that is up to God," he told reporters at a press conference.

"Regardless of that, I am calm here and I continue to work. I will say again that I am very happy playing for Santos.

"I hope that this soap opera [about renewal] will end soon, I want to stay here."

Questioned about Santos' response to Porto's bid, Ganso said: "I do not have to like what the club is offered, but what me and my family are offered, in terms of salary.

"I have had offers from Porto, Corinthians and several other clubs. If I wanted to leave, I would have done it by now."

Last month, Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro admitted that the club could sell Ganso, who has a €50 million (£41.6m) release clause, if the player wanted to leave.